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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 -January 1 - January 31, 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 January 9, 2015, 7 PM

Fall 2014 VIEW Newsletter Available On-Line

2014 Duke TIP Field Study Posters available

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

PARI 2013 Annual Report On-Line

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


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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Our 2013 Annual Report is now available to be downloaded (pdf). PARI's Spring/Summer 2014 newsletter can be found at: Spring/Summer VIEW Newsletter (pdf). 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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Phone:(828) 862-5554
Email: info@pari.edu

 

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