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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
June 10, 2016 7:00 PM 9:30 PM Detecting Exoplanets Dr. Mike Castelaz, Senior PARI Scientist will explain how Exoplanets are detected by the Kepler Satellite and by other methods.

July 8, 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.

August 12, 2016 7:00 PM 9:30 PM TBA
September 12, 2016
7:00 PM 9:30 PM TBA
October 9, 2016
7:00 PM 9:30 PM TBA
A representative from Georgia Institute of Technology will be on site to discuss the operations of their Low Frequency Lightning Detector on the PARI campus.

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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