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Our Facility


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PARI’s 200-acre campus contains 30 buildings with more than 100,000 square feet of floor space, perfect to accomodate groups of any size.

Thanks to the PARI foundation, our generous donors and business partners, much of the facility has been restored and the original infrastructure updated to today’s operational standards.

World-Class Learning Facility

PARI offers a state-of-the-art research building with optical and radio telescopes, various earth science instruments and the Astronomical Photographic Data Archive. PARI is used by thousands of researchers, educators and students who have benefited from our programs. Outside, our campus is dotted with four massive radio telescopes, including “Smiley” (a visitor favorite) and has become special attractions of travelers to the region.
Staff with Bucket Truck

Additional Facility Highlights Include:

  • Cline Administration Building and Welcome Center
  • Exhibit galleries and NASA heritage museum
  • Open space equipment control center
  • State-of-the-art Research Building and laboratories
  • Multi-media room for meetings
  • Astronomical Photographic Data Archive (APDA)
  • Library, classrooms and computer lab
  • AdventureDome planetarium
  • Metal and woodworking shops
  • Rest areas and outdoor picnic tables
  • Dining Room with on-site kitchen