Evening at PARI – Education

Evening at PARI

Each Month PARI welcomes visitors to our campus for Evenings at PARI. The programs, which are held the second Friday of each month, feature tours, lectures and nighttime observations.

The public is invited to visit PARI for an introduction to PARI and its mission. The program includes a tour, lecture on a current astronomy topic and outdoor observing session.

Evenings at PARI are held the second Friday of each month

Reservations are required, with bookings taking place until 3pm the day of the event. Costs are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, military personnel. Children aged 10 and under are free.

 

Upcoming Evening at PARI programs

See the list of upcoming events below, or view the online Events Calendar for all dates and times.

Itinerary

Each evening will consist of a short presentation covering relevant or current topics in astronomy, tour of PARI and an observing session with PARI telescopes. The talk will be followed by about half an hour’s worth of optical or radio observing before the evening ends.

Included in the program:

  • Site Tour of PARI
  • Lecture or workshop
  • Observing Session
  • Subscription to the PARI Newsletter
Typical Schedule of Events
ActivityTime (Start)Time (End)
PARI Video7:00 PM7:15 PM
Program7:15 PM8:00 PM
PARI Tour8:15 PM9:00 PM
Observing Session (weather permitting)9:00 PM9:30 PM

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Evening at PARI

Evening at PARI


Friday, Jan 12, 2018 - Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

The public is invited to a special presentation Friday, January 12th at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) concerning the winter night sky and celestial objects visible in Western North Carolina.

The program is part of PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI series and will feature presentations by PARI astronomers. The observing session will feature the constellations Pegasus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Perseus. “The clear, cool nights of the winter season are a wonderful time to observe the night sky,” said PARI Director of Learning Experiences Christi Whitworth. “During this special Evening at PARI, we will explore the nighttime skies, share constellation stories and provide observing tips. This program is designed for all ages and knowledge levels, so we encourage family participation.”


The program starts with an optional dinner served from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at PARI’s new restaurant, Smiley’s, followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m. in PARI’s Multimedia Room, and concluding with a campus tour and a trip to the Exhibit Gallery. 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). Register and pay using the PARI Event Calendar at www.pari.edu or call (828) 862-5554. For additional information contact Chelena Blythe at cblythe@nullpari.edu.
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PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

PARI Closed


Monday, Dec 25, 2017 - Time: 12:00am - 11:45pm
Merry Christmas!

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PARI

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PARI Closed


Monday, Jan 1, 2018 - Time: 12:00am - 11:45pm
Happy New Year!

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PARI

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SkyTrek


Friday, Jan 5, 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.”

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek


Friday, Jan 19, 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.”

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek & Dinner


Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Enjoy dinner and take a Sky Trek with us to marvel at the views through an array of optical telescopes to witness what DARK sky actually looks like 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.

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. An optional dinner at our new restaurant, Smiley's, will be served before observing from 6:00pm -7:30pm.

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek


Friday, Feb 2, 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.”

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek & Dinner


Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Enjoy dinner and take a Sky Trek with us to marvel at the views through an array of optical telescopes to witness what DARK sky actually looks like 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.

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. An optional dinner at our new restaurant, Smiley's, will be served before observing from 6:00pm -7:30pm.

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek & Dinner


Saturday, Feb 3, 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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek


Friday, Feb 16, 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.”

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek & Dinner


Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Enjoy dinner and take a Sky Trek with us to marvel at the views through an array of optical telescopes to witness what DARK sky actually looks like 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 please bring the entire family.  Please note that this event will take place rain/clouds or shine.  Should outside observing conditions not be favorable, PARI educators have prepared indoor programming and activities.

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. An optional dinner at our new restaurant, Smiley's, will be served before observing from 6:00pm -7:30pm.

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek


Friday, Mar 2, 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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek & Dinner


Saturday, Mar 3, 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.

Please note that this event will take place rain, clouds or shine.  Should outside observing conditions not be favorable, PARI educators have prepared an exciting indoor program and activities.

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek


Friday, Mar 16, 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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek & Dinner


Saturday, Mar 17, 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.

Please note that this event will take place rain, clouds or shine.  Should outside observing conditions not be favorable, PARI educators have prepared an exciting indoor program and activities.

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek


Friday, Apr 6, 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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek & Dinner


Saturday, Apr 7, 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.

Please note that this event will take place rain, clouds or shine.  Should outside observing conditions not be favorable, PARI educators have prepared an exciting indoor program and activities.

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek


Friday, Apr 20, 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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek & Dinner


Saturday, Apr 21, 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.

Please note that this event will take place rain, clouds or shine.  Should outside observing conditions not be favorable, PARI educators have prepared an exciting indoor program and activities.

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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek


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
Event Fees:

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

SkyTrek


Friday, May 18, 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
Event Fees:

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

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
Event Fees:

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

Evening at PARI & Dinner


Friday, Feb 9, 2018 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This special, Valentine's edition of Evening at PARI starts with a romantic, served, candlelit dinner from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at PARI’s new restaurant, Smiley's.  During dessert, enjoy "Love Stories in the Sky", presented by PARI educator, Lebby Moran at 7:00 p.m.  Afterwards, visitors may tour the exhibit galleries and conclude their evening by stargazing with PARI astronomers. The program will take place regardless of the weather so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately for being outside and to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. For the first time, we will also offer a special Valentine dinner, starting at 5:30pm, before the Evening at PARI program.  Couple Tickets are $75 Individual tickets are $40. Register and pay using the PARI Event Calendar. For additional information contact Chelena Blythe at 828-862-5554 or cblythe@nullpari.edu.

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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SciGirls: Makey Makey


Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Our SciGirls January program is "Makey Makey" and we'll be explaining/building simple circuits that the girls will then use to create a 'game' to explore what they've learned. Additional information on Makey Makey may be found here: https://makeymakey.com/

Location

4H
106 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

10.00 $ 10.00

SciGirls: Bat Conservation


Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Our SciGirls February program is "Bat Conservation".  This program will not only focus on the fascinating details of bats, but also what we can do to help support the population.  During the lesson, students will also construct a bat house that will then be installed at PARI during the next SciGirls meeting.

Location

4H
106 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

10.00 $ 10.00

SciGirls: Animal Tracks


Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Our SciGirls March program is "Animal Tracks". Join us at PARI for an evening nature hike. We’ll be traveling PARI’s grounds to find the perfect spot for the bat house built during February’s SciGirls meeting “Bat Conservation” and searching out different animal tracks to learn to identify some of the more common footprints of our native animals. (appropriate clothing for an outdoor hike is recommended)

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

10.00 $ 10.00

SciGirls: Plant Invasion


Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Our SciGirls April program is "Plant Invasion" and we will be learning how to identify invasive species of plants, which are plants that are not native to the area and can harm local flora. This meeting of SciGirls will also include a guest speaker on the subject.

Location

4H
106 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

10.00 $ 10.00

SciGirls: 4-H Presentations


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Our SciGirls May program will showcase presentations from students focusing on their contributions from the 4-H Presentation Competition. More information about this event will be available soon!

Location

4H
106 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

10.00 $ 10.00

Smiley - 12M Telescope Workshop


Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of radio telescope control with PARI's Smiley, or 12 Meter radio telescope. 

Items covered will include:
• Coordinates, movement, and finding radio sources
• Data collection
• Drawing conclusions from the collected data
• Techniques to integrate radio telescope use into science and math curriculum


Trained users will receive login credentials that allow remote use of our radio telescopes from anywhere with an internet connection, and four hours of use time. Additional time on the telescopes is available for an additional cost.

For additional information contact us at programs@nullpari.edu.
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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

Smiley - 12M Telescope Workshop


Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 - Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of radio telescope control with PARI's Smiley, or 12 Meter radio telescope. 

Items covered will include:
• Coordinates, movement, and finding radio sources
• Data collection
• Drawing conclusions from the collected data
• Techniques to integrate radio telescope use into science and math curriculum


Trained users will receive login credentials that allow remote use of our radio telescopes from anywhere with an internet connection, and four hours of use time. Additional time on the telescopes is available for an additional cost.

For additional information contact us at programs@nullpari.edu.
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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

Evening at PARI


Friday, Mar 9, 2018 - Time: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Please join us on Friday, March 9th, as we welcome Lieutenant Colonel William David Clarke III, USAF (retired) to our campus. Lieutenant Colonel Clarke’s presentation will cover his amazing 13-day adventure in June 1966 across the Pacific to Saigon in a 35 year-old twin engine Gooney Bird aircraft (one of 53 Puff the Magic Dragon gunships deployed to support efforts in the Vietnam War). 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 extremely excited to have Lieutenant Colonel Clarke as our special guest for the evening.” said PARI Director of Learning Experiences Christi Whitworth. “This is certain to be one of our most entertaining Evening at PARI programs, so we encourage everyone in the family to attend.”

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
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

Spring Homeschool Day


Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 - Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
We invite all students (K-12) to join us on March 29th from 10am-2pm for our Annual Spring Homeschool Day featuring "Stars in Our Eyes!"
This program gives an in-depth look at the dynamic field of astronomy and the study of stars.  Program topics will highlight stellar evolution, supernovas, nuclear fusion, stellar interactions, double stars, and binary star systems.

Registration to Homeschool Day at PARI is limited to 100 students (25 per class). Registration is first-come, first-served.

Register here for the event.


Location

1 PARI Drive
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Program $ 20.00

Evening at PARI


Friday, Apr 13, 2018 - Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Have you ever wondered what the Milky Way smells like?  Or the flavor of a galaxy cloud?   On Friday, April 13th, PARI educators will answer these tasteful questions as they present "Food in the Final Frontier: A Taste of Space"!   Prior to the presentation, you are invited to join us for a delicious, plated dinner of space-inspired entrees and drinks at PARI's campus restaurant, Smiley's at 6pm.  This special dinner will prove to be an educational event itself as guests will be provided interesting, scientific facts on their entrees.

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.

“This is certain to be one of our most entertaining and engaging Evening at PARI programs.” said PARI Director of Learning Experiences Christi Whitworth. “We encourage everyone in the family to attend and experience this special event with us.”
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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
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

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

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

For further information you may call PARI Visitor Services, Sarah Chappell, at (828) 862-5554, or send an email to schappell@nullpari.edu