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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
๐Ÿ“… 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
๐Ÿ“… 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
๐Ÿ“… 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. You can join one of our public nights or observing events availale several times a month. Private observings with a dedicated astronomer are occasionally available as well.
Dark Sky Astronomy Nights
๐Ÿ“… 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.

Featured Events:
Public Evening Optical Viewing
๐Ÿ“… November 14th 2023
Come just before dark to meet with a PARI astronomer who will show you the best of what the sky has to offer. From planets and moons to galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, you'll be amazed at what will be revealed.
Leonids Meteor Shower
๐Ÿ“… November 17th 2023
When Leo the Lion roars, out come shooting stars! Choose from three ways to experience this brilliant display of shooting stars, guided by PARI astronomers.
Public Evening Optical Viewing
๐Ÿ“… November 21st 2023
Come just before dark to meet with a PARI astronomer who will show you the best of what the sky has to offer. From planets and moons to galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, you'll be amazed at what will be revealed.
Holiday Private Tours
๐Ÿ“… November 22nd & 24th 2023
We have just a few tours available before and after Thanksgiving Day. Gather a group of family and friends and add a trip through space science to your celebration. Reserve your spot before they're gone.
Geminids Meteor Shower
๐Ÿ“… December 15th 2023
It will be a cold night, but this meteor shower will make you feel warm inside. Choose from three ways to experience this brilliant display of shooting stars, guided by PARI astronomers.
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