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PARI Calendar – Coming Events

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SkyTrek Observing Session

SkyTrek Observing Session

Join PARI astronomers…

Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

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Space Day 2017

Space Day 2017

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Evening at PARI

Evening at PARI

You are invited…

Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

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Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day

The Pisgah Astronomical…

Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

SkyTrek Observing Session

SkyTrek Observing Session

Join PARI astronomers…

Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

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SkyTrek Observing Session

SkyTrek Observing Session

Join PARI astronomers…

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

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SciGirls

SciGirls


On Tuesday…

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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SkyTrek Observing Session

Friday, May 5, 2017 –

Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Join PARI astronomers and use PARI telescopes to scan the night sky for planets, nebulae, colored stars and other objects in our fascinating solar system. Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person. Children ages 6-11 are $5 and ages 5 and under are admitted free. Register and pay online at www.pari.edu or call (828) 862-5554. If inclement weather prevents the outdoor observations, this program will be cancelled and registrants will be notified by 4 p.m. the day of the event. PARI will apply any payment toward a later observing session, a different evening special program, or provide a refund upon request. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@nullpari.edu.
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PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 15.00 Adult
$ 5.00 Ages 6-11
$ 0.00 5 & under


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
info@nullpari.edu

Space Day 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 –

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

We will be hosting our annual Space Day open house Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The 200-acre campus will be open to the public for activities and events that are suitable for all ages.  Campus admission is free.  There will be a nominal charge for certain activities.

Visitors this year will be able to explore the expanded Exhibit Gallery, featuring space artifacts, meteorites and minerals.  In addition to Space Shuttle artifacts contributed by NASA, the displays now include several satellites and models donated to PARI or on long-term loan from the Smithsonian Institution.  North Carolina is the only site in the U.S. where gem-grade emeralds are found and the PARI collection includes one of the largest ever cut, a 15.3-carat faceted specimen.  The mineral Hiddenite was discovered in North Carolina and the PARI displays include dozens of examples, plus a variety of other NC stones such as ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, garnet, amethyst, and more. The meteorite collection includes part of the very first meteorite that was seen to fall from the sky, in 1492.

Visitors are invited to tour the entire PARI campus, a 200-acre former NASA site, and experience hands-on activities related to PARI's mission of science education for all ages. The network of hiking trails has been expanded and the Parks Observation Deck atop PARI’s optical ridge offers scenic mountain views in every direction. The popular StarLab planetarium will be in operation during most of the day, featuring presentations from PARI’s science education staff.  Solar telescopes will be set up to provide a safe way to look at the Sun.

While on campus, visitors can also stroll the Galaxy Walk, a scale model view of the solar system.  The Astronomical Photographic Data Archive (APDA), a national archive of historic astronomical photographs featuring images recorded as far back as the 1800s, will be featured in a display at the Cline Administration Building.  Visitors can learn how PARI’s SCOPE project provides Internet access to part of the APDA database and allows citizen scientists to assist with star classification.

Research and education programs will be highlighted at locations across the campus and PARI staff will be available to demonstrate and explain Earth and space science remote instrumentation and observations. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the PARI cafeteria.

Admission to Space Day is free.  There will be a nominal charge for attending planetarium presentations and several other activities.  Food will be available for purchase in the cafeteria.

“Throughout our history, Space Day has remained one of our most popular attractions,” said Steve Saucier, executive director.  “All of our staff, scientists and educators set aside their regular duties and host a large, family-oriented open house.  Most visitors tell us that until you actually experience it, you cannot imagine what it’s like to stand next to one of our 26-meter (85 ft.) radio telescopes and witness 250 tons of machinery moving skyward.  Space Day at PARI is the opportunity to experience that, and much more, and we certainly extend a warm welcome to anyone who wants come and experience a day of fun.”

 

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Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:



Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
info@nullpari.edu

Evening at PARI

Friday, May 12, 2017 –

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

You are invited to join PARI Science Educator Wayne (Skip) Bird Friday, May 12, for a fascinating exploration of light.  The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and, weather permitting, celestial observations using PARI telescopes.

The program is part of PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI series and will feature an investigation of light in ways most people never experience.  “We’ll explore how light works,” said PARI Science Educator Wayne (Skip) Bird, “and learn the true speed of Dark.  Participants will break up the spectrum into lots of little pieces and take some home.  You will also learn why your face doesn’t cook while you use a microwave and who ROY G. BIV is.  This program is for all ages, but is especially kid-friendly.  So, bring the entire family while we learn that ‘what you see is not what is there,’ and experience a wall of squares turning into a frog, or perhaps a horse.  Everyone who attends will receive a pair of diffraction glasses and two lucky people will win a spectrograph.”

This program will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the presentation, followed by a campus tour and a trip to the Exhibit Gallery. Weather permitting, the evening will also include a trip to the Nature Center where PARI astronomers and volunteers will use PARI’s telescopes to view constellations, stars and other phenomena in the night sky.

The event will take place regardless of the weather so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes. Each participant will also have the opportunity to have a photo taken with a PARI telescope and will receive a subscription to the PARI newsletter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event.  Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult, $15 for students/seniors/military and $5 for children ages 6-11.  Children 5 and under are admitted free.  Register and pay using the PARI Event Calendar.
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Location


PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 20.00 Adults
$ 15.00 Student, Military ID & +65
$ 5.00 Ages 6-11
$ 0.00 5 & under


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
info@nullpari.edu

Homeschool Day

Friday, May 19, 2017 –

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is once again providing a unique educational opportunity to Homeschoolers to receive science instruction from its working astronomers and engineers at PARI. Registration to Homeschool Day at PARI is limited to 100 students (25 per class). Registration is first-come-first-serve. This Homeschool Day is designed for students in grade levels K – 12. Students will attend three 45 minute class sessions between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. A pre-payment of $20 per student for the registration fee is required in order register. There is no charge for parents/chaperones.
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Location


PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 20.00 Student


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
info@nullpari.edu

SkyTrek Observing Session

Friday, May 19, 2017 –

Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Join PARI astronomers and use PARI telescopes to scan the night sky for planets, nebulae, colored stars and other objects in our fascinating solar system. Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person. Children ages 6-11 are $5 and ages 5 and under are admitted free. Register and pay online at www.pari.edu or call (828) 862-5554. If inclement weather prevents the outdoor observations, this program will be cancelled and registrants will be notified by 4 p.m. the day of the event. PARI will apply any payment toward a later observing session, a different evening special program, or provide a refund upon request. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@nullpari.edu.
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Location


PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 15.00 Adult
$ 5.00 Ages 6-11
$ 0.00 5 & under


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
info@nullpari.edu

SkyTrek Observing Session

Saturday, May 20, 2017 –

Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Join PARI astronomers and use PARI telescopes to scan the night sky for planets, nebulae, colored stars and other objects in our fascinating solar system. Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person. Children ages 6-11 are $5 and ages 5 and under are admitted free. Register and pay online at www.pari.edu or call (828) 862-5554. If inclement weather prevents the outdoor observations, this program will be cancelled and registrants will be notified by 4 p.m. the day of the event. PARI will apply any payment toward a later observing session, a different evening special program, or provide a refund upon request. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@nullpari.edu.
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Location


PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 15.00 Adult
$ 5.00 Ages 6-11
$ 0.00 5 & under


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
info@nullpari.edu

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 –

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm


On Tuesday May 30 we will meet at the Pisgah Ranger Station from 6:00pm-8:00pm for a nature walk on the Andy Cove Trail. Wear closed toed shoes.
PARI SciGirls programs target girls ages 9-14 and are designed to change how girls think about science by engaging them with fun, hands-on projects.  Monthly programs on a variety of topics are scheduled on varying Tuesdays during the school year at PARI or at the 4H Office in the Community Services Building in downtown Brevard, NC.


Each month’s program will lead young girls to try a different facet of science and bring real connections to that field for their pursuit beyond the monthly program.  Local, statewide, national and international opportunities to explore science will be shared.  Connections to a national PBS website celebrating girls’ explorations in science will also be emphasized each month.

Program registration is requested and a fee of $10 is required.  This fee is non-refundable.  Confirmation of payment of the fee holds the girl’s spot in our program. 

PARI requires that an adult accompany all children while on PARI’s campus.  Please plan to enjoy the program with this in mind.Programs run during the school year (September – May) and are typically scheduled the last Tuesday of the month.
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Pisgah Ranger Station
Pisgah National Forest, 1600 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest , NC 28768

Event Fees:


$ 10.00 SciGirls