PARI offers activities and learning experiences for students of all levels— on our campus, at schools, locations elsewhere and online. Here are some highlights.
School Programs – Your teacher can schedule a PARI educator to come to your school with a program that ties in with whatever area of science you are currently studying. Check out some of our popular offerings:
At PARI – Of course, some of the most exciting programs take place on PARI’s campus. Your teacher can schedule a field trip or, for many programs, you and your family can visit.
- Visit PARI
- Observing opportunities
- AdventureDome Portable Planetarium
- Astronomy Education Programs
- Homeschool Day
- Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program)
- Evening at PARI
- Space Day
Programs Elsewhere – PARI educators offer many educational programs throughout the Southeast. Check to see if you qualify to participate in programs near you.
Online resources – Can’t make it to the PARI campus? Or been there, done that and want more? PARI offers resources for students to participate in online science activities.
- Smiley Radio Telescope
- SCOPE Star Classification
- Instrument Views
- Astronomical Advisories
- Mountain Skies
- Ask a Scientist
Volunteering at PARI – Most of our programs involve volunteers. Become a part of the PARI team while learning to find constellations, set up and use both radio and optical telescopes, run computer programs and 3D printers, and many other things. You will also have opportunities to work with the public in astronomical observing programs.
Undergraduate Internships – If you are a college student, consider applying for an Undergraduate Summer Internship at PARI. You will spend the summer learning and making a significant contribution to PARI’s research activities