The public is invited to a Space Day Saturday, May 2, 2015 at
the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). PARI campus will be open from 10 AM - 4 PM. PARI will be hosting a preview of a new North Carolina Meteorite and Mineral exhibit in the museum space of the Cline Administration Building. PHOTOS of the event are available here.
Entry Fee for Visitors at PARI- Beginning May 3, 2015
The North Carolina State Legislature has recently passed a law which will require PARI to collect North Carolina State Sales Tax on Entry Fees to PARI. This 7% tax will apply to all on campus activities. It will be included directly into the entry fees except for our StarLab planetarium presentations.
May 8, 2015 Evening at PARI Presents Solar Astronomy
The public is invited to a special presentation Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) concerning Solar Astronomy. Our guest speaker is Steve W. Ramsden of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project (www.solarastronomy.org). Weather permitting, outdoor observations will occur at the PARI Nature Center. Click PAST PROGRAM PHOTOS to see pictures from past Evening at PARI events. Click REGISTRATION to attend the May or future Evening at PARI events.
Astronomy Night at the Cradle with PARI
A new partnership established between Pisgah Field School and PARI to bring observing sessions to Pisgah National Forest this Summer. Preregistration is required. Please call Adam DeWitte 828-884-5713 x224 or Stephanie Adams 828-884-5713 x225. Enjoy a night of star gazing at the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site May 15, June 5, and July 31. Visit PisgahFieldSchool.org for more information.
Meet PARI Staff at Local Events
April 29 - Invite a Scientist, Chase Middle School in Forest City, NC
May 15 - Astronomy Night at the Cradle, Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah Forest, NC
June 5 - Astronomy night at the Cradle, Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah Forest, NC
SciGirls Breaking Point - May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015 SciGirls will learn about the tensile strength of leaves and their structures. This session will take place at PARI. SciGirls events are for girls ages 9-14 and are scheduled the last Tuesday of each month during the school year. The participation fee is $10 per student. Click REGISTER to sign up for an upcoming program. Find out more about the national programming for SciGirls at http://pbskids.org/scigirls/.
PARI Welcomes Visitors to Our Campus
Each year, thousands of visitors come to PARI to experience science at PARI. Daily visitors take self-guided tours. PARI works with groups to arrange especially tailored visits to the PARI campus. Click 2014 VISITORS to see recent pictures of our visitors. Click PAST VISITORS to see pictures from previous years. Also, each Wednesday at 2:00 pm, PARI's volunteer docents lead guided tours of our campus and include an overview video and a walking tour of the main program and research areas of the PARI campus. Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras to take pictures. The PARI campus is handicapped accessible. Click WEDNESDAY TOUR PHOTOS to see pictures of visitors from our Wednesday tours since 2007. We also regularly host visiting groups of students and their teachers. Click STUDENT GROUP PHOTOS to pictures of these groups.
PARI's 2014 Annual Report is now Available On-Line
The 2014 Annual Report is now available on-line now. It is available in Low resolution for reading online and High resolution for downloading and printing at your computer.
The Winter 2015 VIEW Newsletter is now Available On-Line
The Winter 2015 newsletter, VIEW, is now available. It is available in Low resolution for reading online and High resolution for downloading and printing at your computer.
This issue contains many interesting articles about the activities at
PARI, including: The Friends of PARI Symposium, Dr. Michael Castelaz'
Research report and Dr. Bob Hayward's Astronomer's Corner article on Comet Research.
Volunteers Make PARI Work to Accomplish our Mission
PARI is fortunate to have a number of dedicated volunteers who help with many important tasks at PARI. To find our more about volunteering at PARI contact Friends of PARI President Alex Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Director of Education Christi Whitworth at email@example.com.
Photos of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
Located on the site of the former NASA Rosman Tracking Station in the Pisgah National Forest, PARI offers an unparalleled opportunity for people of all ages to experience the wonders of scientific research first hand. Click PHOTOS to see pictures of PARI taken at various times throughout the year.
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