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PARI Calendar – Coming Events

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SkyTrek Observing Session

SkyTrek Observing Session

Join PARI astronomers…

Friday, Jul 7, 2017
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

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SkyTrek Observing Session

SkyTrek Observing Session

Join PARI astronomers…

Saturday, Jul 8, 2017
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

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Evening at PARI

Evening at PARI

A total solar eclipse,…

Friday, Jul 14, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

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SkyTrek Observing Session

SkyTrek Observing Session

Join PARI astronomers…

Friday, Jul 21, 2017
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

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SkyTrek Observing Session

SkyTrek Observing Session

Join PARI astronomers…

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

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2017 Eclipse Workshop 9am-12pm

2017 Eclipse Workshop 9am-12pm

Pisgah Astronomical…

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

2017 Eclipse Workshop 1pm-4pm

2017 Eclipse Workshop 1pm-4pm

Pisgah Astronomical…

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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SkyTrek Observing Session

Friday, Jul 7, 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, Jul 8, 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

Evening at PARI

Friday, Jul 14, 2017 –

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

A total solar eclipse, one that many are calling “The Eclipse of a Lifetime,” will cross over Transylvania County August 21. You can learn what it’s all about during a special presentation at PARI Friday, July 14. The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and, weather permitting, celestial observations with PARI telescopes. “While solar eclipses are not as rare as they may seem,” said PARI Astronomer/Educator Dr. Bob Hayward, “having a total solar eclipse come right over our home is the event of a lifetime! Why are those of us in the western Carolinas so lucky on August 21? In this special Evening at PARI presentation we will explain how we got so lucky by looking at the motions of the moon and earth that set this up. We will go over the predictions for the path of totality and how long totality will last in towns and other locations in North and South Carolina. And we will show how to safely view this phenomenon of nature and describe what to look for as it progresses.” 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 showcase planets, stars and more. The event will take place regardless of the weather so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes. 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 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
$ 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

Friday, Jul 21, 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, Jul 22, 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

2017 Eclipse Workshop 9am-12pm

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 –

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is offering a series of community workshops to help area schools, businesses and residents make the most of the total solar eclipse that will traverse the U.S. August 21. 

This solar eclipse is already being called the biggest and best in American history by some.  It will be the first total solar eclipse seen in the continental U.S. in 38 years, and the first to sweep across the entire country in 99 years.  Transylvania County will be one of a very few locations in North Carolina to experience the most dramatic effects of the eclipse:  “totality,” that moment when the entire Sun is blocked by the Moon, bringing the effect of complete nightfall in mid afternoon.

“Because of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, PARI is offering a workshop for area residents,” said PARI Astronomy Educator Wayne “Skip” Byrd.  “This program is designed for teachers, businesses and groups running an event at their location, parents or anyone else who wants to maximize the eclipse experience.  During three hours of science, safety and fun activities we’ll explore how and why eclipses occur, several fun activities to do before and during the eclipse, and how to make this eclipse a safe event.  Safety is a major concern, because improperly viewing a solar eclipse can cause permanent eye damage. We’ll explain the do’s and don’ts of safe viewing and provide information on how to obtain proper eye protection.”

The workshops will be held on the PARI campus.  The cost is $50 per person, with a limit of 25 people.  Reservations are required.

About PARI

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is a public not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1998.  Located in the Pisgah National Forest 30 miles southwest of Asheville, NC, the 200-acre campus is the former site of an historic NASA satellite tracking station.  Today, PARI is a science education and research center.  The site houses radio and optical telescopes, earth science instruments and the Astronomical Photographic Data Archive.  Exhibit galleries display NASA Space Shuttle artifacts and collections of rare meteorites and minerals.  PARI provides STEM educational programs at all levels, from K-12 through post-graduate research.  For more information about PARI and its programs, visit www.pari.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

2017 Eclipse Workshop 1pm-4pm

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 –

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is offering a series of community workshops to help area schools, businesses and residents make the most of the total solar eclipse that will traverse the U.S. August 21. 

This solar eclipse is already being called the biggest and best in American history by some.  It will be the first total solar eclipse seen in the continental U.S. in 38 years, and the first to sweep across the entire country in 99 years.  Transylvania County will be one of a very few locations in North Carolina to experience the most dramatic effects of the eclipse:  “totality,” that moment when the entire Sun is blocked by the Moon, bringing the effect of complete nightfall in mid afternoon.

“Because of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, PARI is offering a workshop for area residents,” said PARI Astronomy Educator Wayne “Skip” Byrd.  “This program is designed for teachers, businesses and groups running an event at their location, parents or anyone else who wants to maximize the eclipse experience.  During three hours of science, safety and fun activities we’ll explore how and why eclipses occur, several fun activities to do before and during the eclipse, and how to make this eclipse a safe event.  Safety is a major concern, because improperly viewing a solar eclipse can cause permanent eye damage. We’ll explain the do’s and don’ts of safe viewing and provide information on how to obtain proper eye protection.”

The workshops will be held on the PARI campus.  The cost is $50 per person, with a limit of 25 people.  Reservations are required.

About PARI

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is a public not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1998.  Located in the Pisgah National Forest 30 miles southwest of Asheville, NC, the 200-acre campus is the former site of an historic NASA satellite tracking station.  Today, PARI is a science education and research center.  The site houses radio and optical telescopes, earth science instruments and the Astronomical Photographic Data Archive.  Exhibit galleries display NASA Space Shuttle artifacts and collections of rare meteorites and minerals.  PARI provides STEM educational programs at all levels, from K-12 through post-graduate research.  For more information about PARI and its programs, visit www.pari.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