PARI Acknowledgement & Photo Release Form

Acknowledgement & Photo/Video Release Form

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By submitting this form, I acknowledge that I have received a copy of the PARI Visitor Policies & Procedures and I agree to comply with all policies and procedures whenever I am on the PARI campus.

Emergency Contact Information – In the event of an emergency, please contact:

Photo & Video: PARI maintains a database of “stock” photos and video we use for various purposes, including PARI web site, news releases, our newsletter and other PARI publications. People in the photos are typically not identified by name, unless they have been informed.

 


 

Eclipse Guest Information

Eclipse Guest Information

Carpooling will be available at Rosman Champion Park. Please try to carpool if possible, due to parking constraints.

If there are more than 10 guests in your party (including yourself), please use the form as many times as necessary to include information for all members of your party.

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Contact information:


Transportation Information

 

Location & Directions

Driving Directions to PARI

From the Asheville, NC Airport

Driving Time - Approximately 1 hour

  • Upon leaving the airport, turn right on NC-280 West
  • Travel 16 miles where NC-280 West becomes US-64 West
  • Drive through Brevard on US-64 West
  • Travel west out of Brevard, NC on US-64. About 9 miles west of Brevard turn right onto NC-215 North (notice the Headwaters Outfitters landmark).
  • Travel 6 miles on NC-215 (this is a winding road that will take approximately 15 minutes to drive).
  • Turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.

From Brevard, NC

Driving Time- Approximately 30 Minutes

  • Travel west out of Brevard, NC on US-64. About 9 miles west of Brevard turn right onto NC-215 North (notice the Headwaters Outfitters landmark).
  • Travel 6 miles on NC-215 (this is a winding road that will take approximately 15 minutes to drive).
  • Turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.

From Cashiers, NC

Driving Time - Approximately 40 Minutes

  • Travel East out of Cashiers, NC on US-64. About 18 miles east of Cashiers turn left onto NC-215 North (notice the Headwaters Outfitters landmark).
  • Travel 6 miles on NC-215 (this is a winding road that will take approximately 15 minutes to drive).
  • Turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.

From Waynesville, NC

Driving Time - Approximately One Hour

  • Take US-276 South 6 miles
  • Turn right on NC-215 toward the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Once you cross the Blue Ridge Parkway, continue South on NC-215 about 9 miles
  • Turn right onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.

From Greenville/Spartanburg, SC Airport

Driving Time - Approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes

  • Upon leaving the airport, turn right on I-85 South
  • Travel 12 miles to I -385 North
  • Drive approximately 6 miles to US-276 West
  • Stay on US-276 West into Brevard (approximately 50 miles)
  • Taking this route you will travel a winding road over a mountain to get into North Carolina. Driving time will be approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to Brevard
  • In Brevard, US-276 becomes Main Street - Turn left on Broad Street which is US-64 (main intersection next to the courthouse)
  • Travel west out of Brevard, NC on US-64. About 9 miles west of Brevard turn right onto NC-215 North (notice the Headwaters Outfitters landmark).
  • Travel 6 miles on NC-215 (this is a winding road that will take approximately 15 minutes to drive).
  • Turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.

Register for PARI News

Register for PARI News

Welcome to the PARI community!

We would like to keep you updated with news of events and happenings at PARI. Registration is free and will entitle you to the emailed PARI newsletter (Winter, Spring/Summer & Fall), Annual Report and other periodic offerings regarding PARI programs and activities.

Please provide the following information and then personalize your contact offerings. You may opt out at any time.

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Rates & Fees – Contact

2016 Rates & Fees

General Admission

$10 per person (purchase 3 admission tickets and receive one admission free)
$8 for seniors and students (elementary through college)
Free admission for military, first responders, and children 5 and under.

Programs

2 hour AdventureDome/educational program on site

$110 Flat fee for less than 10 people
$11/person for more than 10 people
Contact Christi Whitworth for more information

AdventureDome Programs – Offsite

varies by county (see chart)
Contact Christi Whitworth for more information

Smiley Radio Telescope$100/user (includes 4 hours of time on the instrument)
Contact Christi Whitworth for more information
Special Guided Tours 2 hours Monday – Friday $150 flat fee for less than 10 people
Birthday Party $150 flat fee for 10 or fewer people, $15 per person after minimum
Contact Christi Whitworth for more information

 

AdventureDome Fees by County

North Carolina Counties Number of Programs
County 3 – 4 5 or More
Transylvania $300 $400
Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson $325 $425
Jackson, Macon, Polk $350 $450
Clay, Graham, Swain, Madison $375 $475
Avery, Burke Caldwell, Cherokee, Cleveland, Mitchell $425 $525
Rutherford, McDowell, Yancey $400 $500
South Carolina Counties Number of Programs
County 3 – 4 5 or More
Pickens $325 $425
Rabun, Greenville, Oconee $350 $450
Towns, Habersham, Stephens, Anderson, Spartanburg $375 $475
Laurens, Cherokee $425 $525
York $450 $550

 

Rest Areas and Meals

Overnight Rest Area (Bed, sheets and towels) $60.00/day
Contact Ann Daves for more information
Breakfast (Continental) $8.00/day
Contact Ann Daves for more information
Lunch (Sandwich, chips and drink) $12.00/day
Contact Ann Daves for more information
Dinner (Hot meal) $15.00/day
Contact Ann Daves for more information
Refreshments (Drinks and snacks) $5.00/day
Contact Ann Daves for more information
Package Rate $95.00/day
Contact Ann Daves for more information

Services

Administrative Support Contact Ann Daves for more information
Astronomer Consultant Contact Ben Goldsmith for more information
Educational Instructor Contact Christi Whitworth for more information
Multimedia Room (includes network connections)** Contact Ann Daves for more information
PARI Nature Center (includes observing w/ telescopes)** Contact Ben Goldsmith for more information
Classroom Fee (other than Multimedia Room)* Contact Ann Daves for more information
Technical Services : Electronics, Engineering, Facilities Contact Ben Goldsmith for more information
Use of bucket truck with operator (1 hour minimum) Contact Don Curto for more information
Network Connection Contact Lamar Owen for more information
Telephone Contact Ann Daves for more information

 * includes network connection
** can be included in program fee

Telescopes

26-meter radio telescope (on site use) Contact Ben Goldsmith for more information
Two 26-meter radio telescopes (interferometer) (on site use) Contact Ben Goldsmith for more information
12m radio telescopeContact Ben Goldsmith for more information
4.6m radio telescope (remote use; $100 minimum) Contact Ben Goldsmith for more information
South Observatory: 0.3m optical telescope (onsite or remote) Contact Ben Goldsmith for more information
North Observatory 0.35m optical telescope (on site or remote) Contact Ben Goldsmith for more information
West Observatory 0.4m optical telescope (onsite or remote) Contact Ben Goldsmith for more information

Site Use Contact John Holloway for more information