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Evenings at PARI

Each month PARI welcomes visitors to our campus for an Evening at PARI. The programs are scheduled the second Friday of each month and feature campus tours, lectures and nighttime observations.

Evenings at PARI are scheduled the second Friday of each month

Reservations are required and can be made until 3pm the day of the event. Costs are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, military personnel. Children aged 10 and under are free.

Upcoming Evening at PARI programs
Date Start Time End Time Title of Lecture Lecture Description

April 8, 2016

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

The James Webb Space Telescope

Mike Mentzel will provide the details and development history of the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, as part of the NC Science Festival.

May 13, 2016
7:00 PM 9:30 PM Summer Skies
PARI Staff will discuss the Planets and constellations which will be readily visible after the sun sets and the skies darken.
June 10, 2016
7:00 PM 9:30 PM TBA
July 8, 2016
7:00 PM 9:30 PM TBA

Each evening consists of a short presentation covering relevant or current topics in astronomy or other sciences, a PARI campus tour and an observing session using PARI telescopes.

Included in the program:

  • Site Tour
  • Lecture or workshop
  • Observing Session
  • Subscription to the PARI Newsletter

Typical Schedule of Events
Activity Time (Start) Time (End)
PARI Video 7:00 PM 7:15 PM
Program 7:15 PM 8:00 PM
PARI Tour 8:15 PM 9:00 PM
Observing Session (weather permitting) 9:00 PM 9:30 PM
Directions Reserve your seat today!

For further information you may call PARI Visitor Services Sarah Chappell at (828) 862-5554, or send an email to


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