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Welcome to PARI

Where Science Excites the Imagination. PARI is a Public Not-For-Profit Foundation which relies on generous contributions from our FRIENDS to support our mission.

What's New at PARI February 1 - February 28, 2015

Weekly Guided Tours every Wednesday at 2:00 pm

See Live Pictures of PARI Campus on PARI WEB CAMERA


IMPORTANT LINKS

Live Streaming Seismometer Data

REGISTER  For Evening At PARI March 13, 2015, 7 PM

   Register for SciGirls on March 16, 2015 at 6 PM

PARI 2014 Annual Report On-Line (High Res), (Low Res)

Winter 2015 VIEW Newsletter Available On-Line (High Res), (Low Res)

2014 Duke TIP Field Study Posters available

PARI is a Member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative www.ncscience.org

Click NEWS ABOUT PARI to read recently published articles

2014 PARI Summer Student Research Proceedings

Public/Volunteer Events Calendar

PARI Facebook Page

PARI Twitter Feed



SciGirls Will Learn About Bees - rescheduled to March 16

The March 16, 2015 SciGirls will learn about the role of bees in pollination. This session will take place at the 4-H office in Brevard.  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/.



March 13, 2015 Evening at PARI Discusses the Spring Skies

The public is invited to a special presentation Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) concerning the Spring Skies. Christi Whitworth will discuss the constellations, planets, and other objects in the night sky. 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.

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StarLab Training March 18, 2015

StarLab training for Educators and PARI volunteers occurs 10 AM until noon on March 18, 2015. PARI uses the cylinder based StarLab Portable Planetarium System. Interested volunteers are invited to learn about the set up, packing, operation, and background information for a StarLab presentation. Contact Christi Whitworth at cwhitworth@pari.edu if interested in attending. Spaces are limited.

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Smiley Training for March 20, 2015

Smiley training for Educators and PARI volunteers occurs 9 AM until noon on March 20, 2015. Smiley is a remotely operated 4.6 meter radio telescope. Trained users will receive 4 hours of time on this telescope. Cost for training is $100 per person. Interested PARI volunteers are invited to attend at reduced cost. Contact Christi Whitworth at cwhitworth@pari.edu if interested in attending. Spaces are limited.



April 10, 2015 Evening at PARI Presents Astronomy Inspired Music

The public is invited to a special presentation Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) concerning Astronomy inspired music. 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.

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PARI Schedules Homeschool Day for April 23, 2015

Students and their parents will learn about Topic to be Determined. 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.



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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.

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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 aalexander@pari.edu or our Director of Education Christi Whitworth at cwhitworth@pari.edu.



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.



We Want To Hear from You

We would like to know what you think about our web site. Click SURVEY to take a very short on-line survey to give us your opinion about the site.

Recent Publications

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 newsletter, VIEW, is now available. It is available in Low resolution for reading online and High resolution for downloading and printing at your computer. The 2014 PARI Summer Student Research Proceedings (pdf) are now available on-line.



Welcome
PARI is a public not-for-profit foundation dedicated to providing hands-on educational and research opportunities for a broad cross-section of users in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

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1 PARI Drive ~ Rosman, NC 28772-9614

Phone:(828) 862-5554
Email: info@pari.edu

 

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