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.
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 email@example.com if interested in attending. Spaces are limited.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com or our Director of Education Christi Whitworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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