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PARI Calendar – Coming Events

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SkyTrek

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Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm


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2018 Space Day Open House

2018 Space Day Open House

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:00pm

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Evening at PARI

Evening at PARI

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

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Stargazing V.I.P. Experience

Stargazing V.I.P. Experience

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

SkyTrek & Dinner

SkyTrek & Dinner

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm


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SciGirls: High Tech Fashion

SciGirls: High Tech Fashion

What do you…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Stargazer\'s Journey

Stargazer\'s Journey

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 7:30pm – 11:30pm

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Friday, May 4, 2018 –

Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Marvel at the views through an array of optical telescopes, including our 25″ Dobsonian, 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.  This event is designed for all ages, so bring the entire family.”

The summer skies will showcase Jupiter and Saturn.  Up to five of Jupiter's moons are often visible along with the characteristic bands.  Saturn's rings are always a sight to behold.  Several globular and open clusters, binary star systems, and other fascinating objects are also on the observing menu depending on sky conditions.  On evenings when the Moon is out, you will be able to observe its craters while holding 3D models of them.

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event.  Gates will open one hour before the start of the event, and close one hour after the start of the event.

If you plan to use GPS for navigation to our site, be aware that many carriers have intermittent signal in PARI's vicinity, so queue up the directions ahead of time.  We have found Google Maps to provide the most reliable route to us when your use our address of 1 PARI Drive, Rosman, NC.

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 Chelena Blythe at cblythe@nullpari.edu or Sarah Chappell at schappell@nullpari.edu

 

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Location


Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 15.00 Adult
$ 5.00 Child 6-10
$ 0.00 Child (10 & under)


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

2018 Space Day Open House

Saturday, May 5, 2018 –

Time: 10:00am – 11:00pm

From the very first year of PARI’s existence we have designated the first Saturday in May as Space Day, an all-day open house (free general admission*) that attracts hundreds of visitors. In addition to all the regular attractions at PARI, during Space Day our research and educational programs are highlighted at locations throughout the campus, with PARI staff, students and volunteers on hand to demonstrate and explain.  

This year we are pleased to announce new additions to our Space Day agenda with new operating hours from 10am – 11pm 
(Please note that gates will close at 9pm for Observing).  In addition to extended hours, we are excited to offer evening observing to our guests on the Sky Deck and Solar Observing throughout the day.  Lunch and dinner service will be available in our new restaurant Smiley's (hot dog/hamburger lunch from 11a – 2p; pulled pork barbecue dinner from 5p-8p)**.  Please feel free to contact us with questions at: programs@nullpari.edu or 828-862-5554. 

We look forward hosting you for Space Day 2018 at PARI!

* General admission to Space Day is free with a small entry fee for entrance into the AdventureDome portable planetarium, night observing and a sunset tour of Optical Ridge (pending weather)

** Meals will be available for purchase: $8 per person for lunch; $12 per person for dinner  
 

Location


PARI
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 11, 2018 –

Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Please join us on Friday, May 11th, as we welcome Dr. Stella Kafka, Director of the AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers) to our campus. Dr. Kafka’s presentation will introduce our guests to some of the most common aspects of stellar variability and their significance in astrophysics. She will discuss their common light curves identifiers, and present work by AAVSO observers that has lead to cutting-edge scientific discoveries throughout the years. Dr. Kafka will conclude her presentation with how guests may participate in variable star observations from their very own backyard, contributing to the AAVSO International Database and to cutting-edge science. 

Prior to the presentation, we invite our guests to enjoy a relaxing dinner from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at PARI’s new restaurant, Smiley’s. At the conclusion of the presentation, guests will enjoy a campus tour and trip to PARI’s exhibit galleries. Weather permitting, the evening will conclude with a trip to our Sky Deck, where PARI astronomers and volunteers will point out the constellations and use PARI’s telescopes to view the night sky.

“We are very honored to have Dr. Kafka as our special guest for the evening.” said PARI Director of Learning Experiences Christi Whitworth. “Her amazing reputation within the scientific community and contributions to the field of astronomy as a researcher recognizes her as a leader within the industry.  We definitely view her presentation as a true gift to PARI and our visitors for the evening.”

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. The cost is $20 per adult ($35 including dinner), $15 for seniors/military ($30 including dinner), $5 per child ages 6-10 ($13 including dinner). Children 5 and under are admitted free (dinner is free). For additional information contact Chelena Blythe at cblythe@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
$ 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

Stargazing V.I.P. Experience

Saturday, May 19, 2018 –

Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

The Stargazing VIP Experience is designed to allow a small intimate group to work directly with an astronomical educator while they observe the night sky.

The evening will begin at our restaurant, Smiley's, where your educator will tell you about the history of our facilities while you enjoy dinner.

You will then move to our south observation deck to watch the sun set with 360 degree views of the Pisgah National Forest including views of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Once the skies become dark, the event will move to our sky deck where optical telescopes will be ready to provide stunning views of distant objects in the night sky.  We will select planets, nebulae, galaxies, stars, and clusters from the best of what the season has to offer.

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Location


Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 50.00 Adult
$ 0.00 Child (10 & under)


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

SkyTrek & Dinner

Saturday, May 19, 2018 –

Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Marvel at the views through an array of optical telescopes, including our 25″ Dobsonian, 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.  This event is designed for all ages, so bring the entire family.”

The summer skies will showcase Jupiter and Saturn.  Up to five of Jupiter's moons are often visible along with the characteristic bands.  Saturn's rings are always a sight to behold.  Several globular and open clusters, binary star systems, and other fascinating objects are also on the observing menu depending on sky conditions.  On evenings when the Moon is out, you will be able to observe its craters while holding 3D models of them.

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event.  Gates will open one hour before the start of the event, and close one hour after the start of the event.

If you plan to use GPS for navigation to our site, be aware that many carriers have intermittent signal in PARI's vicinity, so queue up the directions ahead of time.  We have found Google Maps to provide the most reliable route to us when your use our address of 1 PARI Drive, Rosman, NC.

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 Chelena Blythe at cblythe@nullpari.edu or Sarah Chappell at schappell@nullpari.edu

 

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Location


Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 15.00 Adult
$ 5.00 Child 6-10
$ 0.00 Child (10 & under)


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

SciGirls: High Tech Fashion

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 –

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

What do you get when you combine fashion and electronics? Fun and functional clothing and accessories! Soft circuits are electronic circuits that use conductive threat instead of wire. With these circuits, you can make wearable designs that light up the runway. Experiment with circuits and switches with this SciGirls activity that guides students through making a fashionable tech accessory.

Location


4H
106 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712

Event Fees:


$ 10.00 10.00


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

Stargazer's Journey

Saturday, May 26, 2018 –

Time: 7:30pm – 11:30pm

Sign up for the ultimate stargazing experience!

The Stargazer's Journey is designed to allow a small intimate group to work directly with an astronomical educator while they observe the night sky.

The evening will begin at our restaurant, Smiley's, where your educator will tell you about the history of our facilities while you enjoy dinner.

You will then move to our south observation deck to watch the sun set with 360 degree views of the Pisgah National Forest including views of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Once the skies become dark, the event will move to our sky deck where optical telescopes will be ready to provide stunning views of distant objects in the night sky. We will select planets, nebulae, galaxies, stars, and clusters from the best of what the season has to offer.

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Location


The Learning Center at PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


$ 50.00


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