January 9, 2015 Evening at PARI Discusses Black Holes and Wormholes
The public is invited to a special presentation Friday, January 9, 2015 at
the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) concerning Black Holes. Dr Pam Khurana will discuss how scientists can detect black holes, and the theory behind wormholes. 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 January or future Evening at PARI events. Image by: Ute Kraus, Physics education group Kraus, Universität Hildesheim, Space Time Travel, (background image of the milky way: Axel Mellinger) [CC BY-SA 2.0 de (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
SciGirls Will Learn About Earthquake Safety
The January 27, 2015 SciGirls will design paper buildings to learn about structural components which help buildings withstand earthquakes. This session will take place at the 4-H office in Brevard. Click NEWS RELEASE to read about plans for the December program. 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/.
February 13, 2015 Evening at PARI Discusses Space Law
The public is invited to a special presentation Friday, February 13, 2015 at
the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) concerning Space Law. Rebekah Rounds, J.D. will discuss safety and security implications of private space law. 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 February or future Evening at PARI events.
Special Valentine's Day Presentation February 14, 2015
The public is invited to a special presentation and dinner Saturday February 14, 2015 at
the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Dr. Bob Hayward and Christi Whitworth will share love stories in the constellations after a catered dinner for couples celebrating Valentine's Day. Weather permitting, outdoor observations will occur at the PARI Nature Center. Click REGISTRATION
to secure your spot at this special event.
PARI Schedules Homeschool Day for December 4, 2014
Students and their parents will learn about Earthquakes in North
Carolina. Classes will be held between 10 AM - 2 PM. Pack a lunch and JOIN US. Registration is $20 per child. Click HOMESCHOOL PHOTOS to see photographs from the day's activities.
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.
3-D Planets Program At PARI
3D Planets will be traveling to Port Discover in Elizabeth City, NC on December 11-13, 2014. Fourteen girls, ages 9-13 participated in a week-long program called 3-D planets from Monday, July 21-25, 2014. The program is sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Student Science Enrichment Program. Click PHOTOS to see pictures from the program.
PARI's 2013 Annual Report and the Fall 2014 VIEW Newsletter Now Available On-Line
The 2013 Annual Report is now available on-line by clicking Annual Report. The Fall 2014 newsletter, VIEW, is now available on-line by clicking VIEW NEWSLETTER. 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 Dark Skies in North Carolina.
Volunteers Make PARI Work to Accomplish our Mission
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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