Calendar of Events

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From specialized tours and events to hands-on activities and lectures, PARI provides unique experiences for visitors of all ages.

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Ongoing Events

These are available on many dates. Registration is required.
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Guided Gallery Tours
📅 Available on multiple dates
Learn how light is used to explore the night sky. See and touch objects that have been to space and meteorites that fell to Earth. View rocks and minerals that are beautiful and important to science. Explore our fluorescent tunnel.
Outdoor Site & History Tours
📅 Available on multiple dates
Our 200+ acre site is full of natural beauty and rich in history. Hike trails or take a shuttle to see the sites and hear the stories from NASA, to Department of Defense, to PARI.
Evening Optical Viewings
📅 Available on multiple dates
Come just before dark to meet with a PARI astronomer who will show you the best of what the sky has to offer. Comes in two forms, Lunar Nights, and Stary Nights.
Dark Sky Astronomy Nights
📅 Available on multiple dates
Bring your own viewing equipment and set it up for your own custom, self-led experience.

Scheduled Public Events

These unique and one of a kind events are available on specific dates. Registration is required.

10

Feb
W5 Star Formation Region

Valentines: Heart Filled Skies

What's more romantic than gazing at the stars deep in the night? Join PARI with your sweetheart to see the Heart Cluster and love story constellations.

24

Mar
Milky Way 9-24-22

Galaxy Night @ PARI – CABIN & CAMPING PACKAGES

Have you ever wondered what fuels galaxy formations? Join PARI to find out!

24

Mar
Milky Way in Nov

Galaxy Night @ PARI – EVENING VIEWING

Have you ever wondered what fuels galaxy formations? Join PARI to find out!

21

Apr
Perseid Meteor Shower

Lyrids Meteor Shower – Cabin & Camping Packages

April showers bring Lyrids Meteor Showers

21

Apr
26W Meteor and Pleiades

Lyrids Meteor Shower – Evening Ticket

April Showers bring Lyrids Meteor Showers

05

May
Meteor shower pic used for Eta Aquarids

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower OVERNIGHT Experience

Have you ever wished upon a star? Now is your chance!

05

May
Eta Aquarids lightened for web use

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower EVENING VIEWING

Have you ever wished upon a shooting star? Now is your chance!

Take a look at some of PARI's out of this world designs!

Each is available on a huge variety of items, like apparel, art prints, phone and laptop cases, backpacks, mugs, blankets, and more! Click one to customize it at our store on Redbubble. All proceeds benefit PARI's education mission.