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Sky Trek Observing Session

Sky Trek Observing Session

PARI’s January…

Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Sky Trek Observing Session

Sky Trek Observing Session

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Saturday, Feb 4, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Evening at PARI

Evening at PARI

“Messier Objects…

Friday, Feb 10, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

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Sky Trek Observing Session

Sky Trek Observing Session

PARI’s January…

Friday, Feb 17, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Sky Trek Observing Session

Sky Trek Observing Session

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Saturday, Feb 18, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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SciGirls – Blowin\' in the Wind

SciGirls – Blowin\' in the Wind


Build a windmill…

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

       

Sky Trek Observing Session

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 –

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

PARI’s January Sky Trek public observing events proved to be so popular they are being reprised in February. 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. The events are scheduled Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus. “The winter night skies continue to offer splendid observing opportunities” said Wayne “Skip” Bird, PARI Astronomy Educator, “so join us as we watch Venus and Mars battling for attention, with Uranus refereeing. Orion has awakened from his sleep and is starting to show off. Marvel at the views through our 25″ Dobsonian telescope and see what a DARK sky actually looks like. Take a Sky Trek with us as we explore each of the visible planets. Visit a few of the Wonders of our Milky Way before we journey to one of our neighboring galaxies and then return in time for a hot cup of cocoa. This event is designed for all ages, so bundle up and bring the entire family.” The first Sky Trek sessions, Feb. 3 and 4, will feature observations of Venus, Neptune, Uranus, the Orion Nebula and colored stars M31 and M33. Later in the month, Feb. 17 and 18, Mars will be added to the mix as it journeys across the western sky to form a group conjunction with Uranus and Venus. Other targets of opportunities will be explored, depending on conditions. 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 January 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

Sky Trek Observing Session

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 –

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

PARI’s January Sky Trek public observing events proved to be so popular they are being reprised in February. 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. The events are scheduled Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus. “The winter night skies continue to offer splendid observing opportunities” said Wayne “Skip” Bird, PARI Astronomy Educator, “so join us as we watch Venus and Mars battling for attention, with Uranus refereeing. Orion has awakened from his sleep and is starting to show off. Marvel at the views through our 25″ Dobsonian telescope and see what a DARK sky actually looks like. Take a Sky Trek with us as we explore each of the visible planets. Visit a few of the Wonders of our Milky Way before we journey to one of our neighboring galaxies and then return in time for a hot cup of cocoa. This event is designed for all ages, so bundle up and bring the entire family.” The first Sky Trek sessions, Feb. 3 and 4, will feature observations of Venus, Neptune, Uranus, the Orion Nebula and colored stars M31 and M33. Later in the month, Feb. 17 and 18, Mars will be added to the mix as it journeys across the western sky to form a group conjunction with Uranus and Venus. Other targets of opportunities will be explored, depending on conditions. 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 January 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

Evening at PARI

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 –

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

“Messier Objects are galaxies, nebulae and other such night-sky phenomena that are observable with the naked eye, binoculars or small telescopes,” said Mark Krochmal, PARI’s IT support manager and the program presenter. “They are named for French astronomer Charles Messier, who was a comet hunter and so frustrated by objects that resembled comets he compiled a list of them. During our Evening at PARI we will explain the best methods for viewing the various types of Messier Objects. Messier began his list in the late 18th century, so these were the earliest deep-sky objects ever discovered and listed. It was important that their locations were recorded on sky maps for other astronomers who were also hunting comets. For most of us, though, they are simply wondrous sights, and a lot of fun to discover.” This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 Messier Objects 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 and $15 for seniors/military/students. 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. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@nullpari.edu.
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Location


PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 20.00 Adults
$ 15.00 Student, Military ID & +65
$ 0.00 10 & under


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

Sky Trek Observing Session

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 –

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

PARI’s January Sky Trek public observing events proved to be so popular they are being reprised in February. 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. The events are scheduled Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus. “The winter night skies continue to offer splendid observing opportunities” said Wayne “Skip” Bird, PARI Astronomy Educator, “so join us as we watch Venus and Mars battling for attention, with Uranus refereeing. Orion has awakened from his sleep and is starting to show off. Marvel at the views through our 25″ Dobsonian telescope and see what a DARK sky actually looks like. Take a Sky Trek with us as we explore each of the visible planets. Visit a few of the Wonders of our Milky Way before we journey to one of our neighboring galaxies and then return in time for a hot cup of cocoa. This event is designed for all ages, so bundle up and bring the entire family.” The first Sky Trek sessions, Feb. 3 and 4, will feature observations of Venus, Neptune, Uranus, the Orion Nebula and colored stars M31 and M33. Later in the month, Feb. 17 and 18, Mars will be added to the mix as it journeys across the western sky to form a group conjunction with Uranus and Venus. Other targets of opportunities will be explored, depending on conditions. 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 January 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
$ 5.00 5 & under


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

Sky Trek Observing Session

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 –

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

PARI’s January Sky Trek public observing events proved to be so popular they are being reprised in February. 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. The events are scheduled Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus. “The winter night skies continue to offer splendid observing opportunities” said Wayne “Skip” Bird, PARI Astronomy Educator, “so join us as we watch Venus and Mars battling for attention, with Uranus refereeing. Orion has awakened from his sleep and is starting to show off. Marvel at the views through our 25″ Dobsonian telescope and see what a DARK sky actually looks like. Take a Sky Trek with us as we explore each of the visible planets. Visit a few of the Wonders of our Milky Way before we journey to one of our neighboring galaxies and then return in time for a hot cup of cocoa. This event is designed for all ages, so bundle up and bring the entire family.” The first Sky Trek sessions, Feb. 3 and 4, will feature observations of Venus, Neptune, Uranus, the Orion Nebula and colored stars M31 and M33. Later in the month, Feb. 17 and 18, Mars will be added to the mix as it journeys across the western sky to form a group conjunction with Uranus and Venus. Other targets of opportunities will be explored, depending on conditions. 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 January 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

SciGirls – Blowin' in the Wind

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 –

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Build a windmill that lifts weight. Windmills have been used for thousands of years to grind grain, pump water, and even generate electricity. They lost popularity as new sources of energy, such as fossil fuels, arose. But the idea of using wind for energy has made a comeback in recent decades, and careers in wind energy are growing rapidly as the demand for clean energy increases.
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Location


4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC 28712

Event Fees:


$ 10.00 SciGirls