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


Friday, Jul 8, 2016 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Programs include a presentation, campus tour and an observing session with PARI telescopes. This program will feature a presentation by Dr. Tim Spira, a plant ecologist, hiker and professor emeritus of botany at Clemson University. Dr. Spira is the author of the award winning book “Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont: A Naturalist’s Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia.” His latest book is “Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians: 30 Great Hikes.” Dr. Spira will have copies of his books available for purchase and signing.
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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Gazers of the Galaxy - July 29 2016


Friday, Jul 29, 2016 - Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Pisgah Field School is proud to partner with the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute to bring you a night of star gazing at the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site! PARI representatives will guide us through the stars and help us to discover what makes our universe so unique and beautiful.
Program takes place at the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site. Please call 828-884-3443 for directions or for more information.
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Location

Cradle of Forestry Historic Site
11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC
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Evening at PARI


Friday, Aug 12, 2016 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Programs include a presentation, campus tour and an observing session with PARI telescopes.
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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Observing Opportunities - Perseid Meteor Shower


Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 - Time: 10:00pm - 11:45pm
If you watch the starry night sky from a dark location, a few times every hour you'll see brief streaks of light from meteors, sometimes called "shooting stars." Derived from the Greek word meteoros (meaning "high in the air"), meteors are bits of interplanetary debris slamming into Earth's upper atmosphere at altitudes of 80 to 120 km (50 to 75 miles).

Location

PARI
1 PARI Dr
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Registration $ 15.00
10 and under $ 0.00

Observing Opportunities - Five Visible Planets


Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The public is invited to join PARI astronomers to view an unusual clustering of planets in the evening sky.  All five of the classical naked-eye planets will be visible immediately after sunset.  This is coupled with an unusual happenstance of the two brightest of these planets passing Solar system- NASA-2so close together that they will appear as one to the naked eye.  Jupiter is settling into the sunset while Venus rises out of it.  On August 27 the two will pass approximately 0.1 degree apart. This should be a spectacular sight both with the eye and through a telescope.  Even lower, but visible, is the elusive Mercury.  In the meantime Mars has just passed between the Saturn and the star Antares, the heart of the scorpion, in the south. These are all visible to the naked eye.  Early in the evening we’ll point out Jupiter, Venus and Mercury before they set. Then stay around to view Mars and Saturn and catch Neptune in PARI's telescopes."

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event.  The cost is $15 per person.  Children 10 and under are admitted free.

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 another evening special program or provide a refund upon request.

Location

PARI
1 PARI Dr
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Registration $ 15.00
10 and under $ 0.00

Gazers of the Galaxy - September 2, 2016


Friday, Sep 2, 2016 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Pisgah Field School is proud to partner with the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute to bring you a night of star gazing at the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site! PARI representatives will guide us through the stars and help us to discover what makes our universe so unique and beautiful.
Program takes place at the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site. Please call 828-884-3443 for directions or for more information.
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Location

Cradle of Forestry Historic Site
11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC
Event Fees:

$ 0.00

Evening at PARI


Friday, Sep 9, 2016 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The public is invited to a fall night-sky observing session at PARI Friday, September 9, featuring a special look at the constellation Pegasus.  The evening’s activities include a campus tour including exhibits of Space Shuttle Artifacts, meteorites and minerals.
“Now rising in the east is Pegasus the flying horse and all the characters of the beautiful love story of Perseus the hero and Andromeda the chained princess,” said Christi Whitworth, Director of Learning Experiences.  “The Great Square of Pegasus is the central figure of our fall skies.  In our opening presentation we’ll plot the path of the red planet Mars as throughout the fall season he will move swiftly eastward through the constellations of the zodiac.  He will be followed by the brightest of all the planets, the lady Venus, who now shines brightly as our ‘Evening Star.’ This program is designed for all ages and knowledge levels, so we encourage family participation.“
The event is part of PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI series and will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a campus tour and a trip to the Exhibit Gallery. Celestial observations with PARI telescopes will be conducted at the PARI Nature Center.  Some of the program takes place outside, so visitors 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.  Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military.  Children 10 and under are admitted free.  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 another evening special program or provide a refund upon request.

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
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Evening at PARI


Friday, Oct 14, 2016 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The public is invited explore the history of a formerly secret 12-meter satellite dish recently brought back to life for use by students. The evening’s activities include a campus tour of the historic former NASA facility including exhibits of Space Shuttle Artifacts, meteorites and minerals. Weather permitting, visitors will be able to view the night sky with PARI telescopes. The program is part of PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI series and will feature a presentation by Ken Steiner, PARI special projects consultant. “The instrument we’re now using as a 12-meter radio telescope has a fascinating history that is shrouded in mystery. One clue we have about its former mission is that during the Cold War it was covered with a dome to prevent the Soviet Union from seeing where it was pointed. During my talk I’ll explain what we know about its use during the Cold War, what happened to cause it to be decommissioned, how we brought it back to life, how it’s now being used by students and the research goals we have for it in the future. I will endeavor to explain radio astronomy in understandable layman terms. The dish was decommissioned and lying dormant for 25 years until we undertook a multi-year effort to bring it back into service. We achieved our first signal acquisition in late May and since then have progressed to the extent that we are now receiving signals from deep space.“ The Evening at PARI 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 and celestial observations with PARI telescopes. The program 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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military. Children 10 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
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Evening at PARI


Friday, Nov 11, 2016 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
A discussion of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of telegraphy and a leading American artist. People aren't familiar with his artistic accomplishments, and the museum will open an exhibition in February that looks at both sides of his creativity. Reynolda House will welcome an American masterwork for this exhibition, Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre (1831–33). Created when the artist was living and working in Paris, the painting represents the famed Salon Carée in the Musée du Louvre. Morse spent months painting in the Louvre. Rather than faithfully representing the paintings that were hanging in the gallery, however, Morse carefully curated his ideal installation. He walked the halls of the museum, selecting Old Master paintings for his composition, then painstakingly copied the paintings and “installed” them in the virtual gallery. He also included several figures, including himself, in the center, instructing a young woman, and his good friend James Fenimore Cooper, the American writer, shown with his family. The resulting monumental canvas—six feet by nine feet—was both an example of Morse’s erudition and skill and a tool of instruction for American viewers who did not have access to Renaissance and Baroque paintings. Morse, highly curious and well educated, was as interested in science and literature as he was in art. While returning to United States by ship in 1832, he conceived the idea for the machine that would become the telegraph, even making a crude prototype on board. From then on, technological inventions would occupy him more than art. The disappointing public reception of the Gallery of the Louvre in New York and Connecticut likely contributed to his decision to abandon painting. Today, the painting is recognized as a key work in the development of American art. In many ways, however, the painting and the telegraph demonstrate Morse’s interest in a single subject: the transmission of knowledge. Morse created the Gallery of the Louvre to instruct American audiences about important works of art. He created the telegraph to communicate information quickly and across great distances. The painting thus serves as a bridge between old modes of communication and new technological tools that heralded the information age. The painting also addresses complex themes such as the relationship between art and science, literature and theatre, geography and mapping, artistic practice and the establishment of the canon, invention and technology, and religion. Reynolda’s exhibition of the painting, called Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention, will include Morse’s epic painting, as well as early telegraph machines, books, and prints to explore these themes as well as to consider the history of the transmission of information. Samuel F.B. Morse’s 'Gallery of the Louvre' and the Art of Invention Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 17, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Evening at PARI


Friday, Dec 9, 2016 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Star of Bethlehem Astronomers and others throughout history have tried to understand the astronomical event popularly known as the Star of Bethlehem. Was it a star? A meteor? A planetary conjunction? Data is scarce and is generally limited to scriptural references. But, curious astronomers through the centuries have endeavored to come up with an explanation for the phenomenon the magi saw so long ago. The public is invited to join PARI astronomers Mike Castelaz and Bob Hayward Friday, December 9 at PARI as they reprise their roles as modern-day magi Melchior and Balthazar to discuss many of these hypotheses regarding this event. This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 point out the constellations and use PARI’s telescopes to view the planet Mars, the moon and deep-sky objects such as the Great Galaxy in Andromeda. 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.
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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Friends of PARI Annual Meeting


Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friends of PARI, the group of donors and volunteers supporting PARI’s mission and programs, will host its annual meeting on the PARI campus Friday, September 16.

This year’s featured speaker will be Dr. Tracie McLemore Salinas, a professor and STEM education specialist at Appalachian State University. Dr. Salinas’s work focuses on the unique issues that rural communities and schools experience with STEM education and outreach. She will discuss the ASU/PARI STEM partnership and will report on efforts currently underway to enhance STEM education and broaden computer science initiatives in Western North Carolina.

The Friends of PARI program will also offer insights into the comprehensive planning underway at PARI and updates from each department head on the major activities and accomplishments in their respective areas

The annual meeting is designed to honor the Friends of PARI members who have contributed financially and provided help throughout the year with public outreach, PARI programs and scientific instrument development. Friends of PARI volunteers conduct weekly public tours of the campus and assist with many of our public outreach initiatives.

During the annual meeting, Friends of PARI members will be treated to guided tours including a trip to the Exhibit Gallery and its collection of meteorites, minerals and Space Shuttle artifacts. The tours will feature behind the scenes looks at PARI operations and project demonstrations by students, researchers and PARI staff. The evening’s activities are open to all current Friends of PARI members

Anyone wishing to join Friends of PARI can do so by clicking the website Give Now button and making a donation. All donors are automatically Friends of PARI members for the year in which they donate, and eligible to attend the annual meeting at no additional charge.

Members planning to attend the annual meeting should register with Sarah Chappell at 828-862-5554 or schappell@nullpari.edu.

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Homeschool Day


Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is once again providing a unique educational opportunity to Homeschoolers to receive science instruction from its working astronomers and engineers at PARI. Registration to Homeschool Day at PARI is limited to 100 students (25 per class). Registration is first-come-first-serve. This Homeschool Day is designed for students in grade levels K - 12. Students will attend three 45 minute class sessions between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. A pre-payment of $20 per student for the registration fee is required in order register. There is no charge for parents/chaperones.
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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Student $ 20.00

SciGirls - September 27


Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Drone Discovery (2016 4-H National Youth Science Day) September’s SciGirls experience shares the 2016 4-H National Youth Science Day activities called Drone Discovery. “The activities demonstrate how drones and remote sensing can be used to solve real-world problems.” (from the Drone Discovery Facilitator Guide) Girls will take images with a remote camera and practice planning a flight path for a mock drone. These activities will allow girls to explain how a group can document a community issue, like potholes in a road, collect data on the problem and help develop solutions based on what can be observed from the data. The participation fee is $10 per student. The monthly SciGirls programs are co-hosted by PARI and Transylvania County 4-H, and affiliated with the national effort sponsored by Twin Cities Public Television to change the way girls think about science. Prior participation is not required and all girls ages 9-14 are welcome. Programs run during the school year (September - May) and are typically scheduled the last Tuesday of the month.
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Location

4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

Gazers of the Galaxy - October 8, 2016


Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Pisgah Field School is proud to partner with the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute to bring you a night of star gazing at the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site! PARI representatives will guide us through the stars and help us to discover what makes our universe so unique and beautiful.
Program takes place at the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site. Please call 828-884-3443 for directions or for more information.
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Location

Cradle of Forestry Historic Site
11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC
Event Fees:

$ 0.00

Howl at the Planets in the Night Sky at PARI


Friday, Oct 28, 2016 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The public is invited to join PARI astronomers Friday, October 28, to give a Halloween “Howl at the Planets.” We will scan the night sky for five planets, the largest asteroid and other objects in our fascinating solar system. The event is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. on the PARI campus. “The cooler fall night skies lend themselves well to stargazing” said PARI Astronomer/Educator Dr. Bob Hayward, “and during our observing session we’ll be looking for planets starting with a sunset glimpse of Venus, the closest and brightest of them all, and ending with a telescopic observation of Neptune, the farthest and dimmest. Since there will be no moon in the sky, we will have dark skies affording us the chance to see faint telescopic objects such as Uranus, Neptune and perhaps even Ceres, the largest of the asteroids and the only dwarf planet located in the inner reaches of the solar system. Ceres is the smallest of the known dwarf planets but the largest object in the asteroid belt. So, bring the entire family for what promises to be a fascinating opportunity to view rarely-seen objects as we howl at the planets in the night sky." Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person. Children 10 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 another evening special program or provide a refund upon request. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@nullpari.edu.

Location

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 15.00
Child (10 & under) $ 0.00

SciGirls-Flower Power


Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to learn about plant life cycles during the ”Flower Power” SciGirls program October 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Transylvania County Extension Office, 98 East Morgan Street, in Brevard. SciGirls is co-hosted by the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) and the Transylvania County 4-H. “This month our SciGirls will use microscopes to identify structures in flowers and learn about the plant life cycle,” said County 4-H Agent Mary Arnaudin. “We’ll also explore the citizen science program Project Budburst to encourage the girls to make observations of seasonal changes in plants near where they live. Project BudBurst participants make careful observations of the timing of leafing, flowering and fruiting phases of plants throughout the year, then record their findings in the project database. Scientists and educators can use the data to learn more about how plant species respond to changes in climate locally, regionally and nationally. Prior participation is not required, so we encourage all girls ages 9-14 to join us for an evening of learning about science by engaging in fun projects.” The monthly SciGirls programs are co-hosted by PARI and Transylvania County 4-H, and affiliated with the national effort sponsored by Twin Cities Public Television to change the way girls think about science.

Location

Transylvania County NC Cooperative Extension
98 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show


Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 - Time: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Skip Bird will be presenting The Sky Tonight on Saturday, October 8, 2016 in the StarLab at 11, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.  We all have a sky at night and, under the beautiful, dark skies of the western Carolinas, we have opportunities to spot not only the stars and planets but also the silvery band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy.  In this program we look at the evening’s sky, noting especially the classical constellations and retelling some of the myths that have been handed down from the ancients.  We locate the Moon and any planets that might be visible.  Using the planetarium projector we note how stars appear to move as the night progresses until the rising of the Sun.  

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Pulsar Journey Art Exhibit


Monday, Nov 7, 2016 - Saturday, Nov 12, 2016Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
The public is invited to probe the connection between art and science at a limited-engagement art exhibit at PARI November 5 through December 3. Entitled “Pulsar Journey,” the exhibit features work by French artist Amélie Beaudroit who has created 11 works depicting the stellar stages of a pulsar. The exhibit is designed to help visitors probe the connection between art and science via artistic interpretations of the phases of a star’s life cycle. LED lighting helps depict the way a pulsar signal repeats in space as viewers experience visual stimulations to better understand the decline of a massive star and the phenomena that create a pulsar. This production is the first step in a planned multi-event program to use art and other nonconventional avenues to explore science and to help attract more young people to science careers. This journey begins with work by Amélie Beaudroit, an artist who is rapidly gaining an international representation for her groundbreaking work in studying nature and the science behind it. Amélie Beaudroit was born in Nimes, France, and now works in London. She studied social and cognitive psychology before becoming a full-time artist. Beaudroit says her work is an effort to “blur the lines between physical and psychological reality. I study and depict the forces of nature that hold things together and the forces that push individuals to investigate their identity through the exploration of their boundaries.” Her work is part of the permanent collection in the museum Da Cidade in Portugal, and is part of private collections in France, the UK and India. The artist and her work were recently featured in a special exhibit at the Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery in Bellaire, Texas. The Pulsar Journey will be on display at PARI from November 5 to December 3. Admission is included as part of the campus general admission fee, $6 per person ($18 max per family), children 10 and under free.

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 0.00

Pulsar Journey Art Exhibit


Monday, Nov 14, 2016 - Saturday, Nov 19, 2016Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
The public is invited to probe the connection between art and science at a limited-engagement art exhibit at PARI November 5 through December 3. Entitled “Pulsar Journey,” the exhibit features work by French artist Amélie Beaudroit who has created 11 works depicting the stellar stages of a pulsar. The exhibit is designed to help visitors probe the connection between art and science via artistic interpretations of the phases of a star’s life cycle. LED lighting helps depict the way a pulsar signal repeats in space as viewers experience visual stimulations to better understand the decline of a massive star and the phenomena that create a pulsar. This production is the first step in a planned multi-event program to use art and other nonconventional avenues to explore science and to help attract more young people to science careers. This journey begins with work by Amélie Beaudroit, an artist who is rapidly gaining an international representation for her groundbreaking work in studying nature and the science behind it. Amélie Beaudroit was born in Nimes, France, and now works in London. She studied social and cognitive psychology before becoming a full-time artist. Beaudroit says her work is an effort to “blur the lines between physical and psychological reality. I study and depict the forces of nature that hold things together and the forces that push individuals to investigate their identity through the exploration of their boundaries.” Her work is part of the permanent collection in the museum Da Cidade in Portugal, and is part of private collections in France, the UK and India. The artist and her work were recently featured in a special exhibit at the Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery in Bellaire, Texas. The Pulsar Journey will be on display at PARI from November 5 to December 3. Admission is included as part of the campus general admission fee, $6 per person ($18 max per family), children 10 and under free.

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 0.00

Pulsar Journey Art Exhibit


Monday, Nov 21, 2016 - Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
The public is invited to probe the connection between art and science at a limited-engagement art exhibit at PARI November 5 through December 3. Entitled “Pulsar Journey,” the exhibit features work by French artist Amélie Beaudroit who has created 11 works depicting the stellar stages of a pulsar. The exhibit is designed to help visitors probe the connection between art and science via artistic interpretations of the phases of a star’s life cycle. LED lighting helps depict the way a pulsar signal repeats in space as viewers experience visual stimulations to better understand the decline of a massive star and the phenomena that create a pulsar. This production is the first step in a planned multi-event program to use art and other nonconventional avenues to explore science and to help attract more young people to science careers. This journey begins with work by Amélie Beaudroit, an artist who is rapidly gaining an international representation for her groundbreaking work in studying nature and the science behind it. Amélie Beaudroit was born in Nimes, France, and now works in London. She studied social and cognitive psychology before becoming a full-time artist. Beaudroit says her work is an effort to “blur the lines between physical and psychological reality. I study and depict the forces of nature that hold things together and the forces that push individuals to investigate their identity through the exploration of their boundaries.” Her work is part of the permanent collection in the museum Da Cidade in Portugal, and is part of private collections in France, the UK and India. The artist and her work were recently featured in a special exhibit at the Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery in Bellaire, Texas. The Pulsar Journey will be on display at PARI from November 5 to December 3. Admission is included as part of the campus general admission fee, $6 per person ($18 max per family), children 10 and under free.

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 0.00

Pulsar Journey Art Exhibit


Monday, Dec 5, 2016 - Friday, Dec 9, 2016Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
The public is invited to probe the connection between art and science at a limited-engagement art exhibit at PARI November 5 through December 3. Entitled “Pulsar Journey,” the exhibit features work by French artist Amélie Beaudroit who has created 11 works depicting the stellar stages of a pulsar. The exhibit is designed to help visitors probe the connection between art and science via artistic interpretations of the phases of a star’s life cycle. LED lighting helps depict the way a pulsar signal repeats in space as viewers experience visual stimulations to better understand the decline of a massive star and the phenomena that create a pulsar. This production is the first step in a planned multi-event program to use art and other nonconventional avenues to explore science and to help attract more young people to science careers. This journey begins with work by Amélie Beaudroit, an artist who is rapidly gaining an international representation for her groundbreaking work in studying nature and the science behind it. Amélie Beaudroit was born in Nimes, France, and now works in London. She studied social and cognitive psychology before becoming a full-time artist. Beaudroit says her work is an effort to “blur the lines between physical and psychological reality. I study and depict the forces of nature that hold things together and the forces that push individuals to investigate their identity through the exploration of their boundaries.” Her work is part of the permanent collection in the museum Da Cidade in Portugal, and is part of private collections in France, the UK and India. The artist and her work were recently featured in a special exhibit at the Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery in Bellaire, Texas. The Pulsar Journey will be on display at PARI from November 5, 2016 to February 4, 2017. Admission is included as part of the campus general admission fee, $6 per person ($18 max per family), children 10 and under free.

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 0.00

Evening at PARI


Friday, Jan 13, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Was Chicken Little right? Is the sky falling? The public is invited to find out the surprising answer Friday, January 13 at PARI. The evening’s activities will include a campus tour, a visit to the minerals & meteorites gallery and, weather permitting, night sky observations using PARI telescopes.

“It turns out Chicken Little was right,” said PARI Educator Skip Bird, “the sky is falling— or, at least things are falling from the sky. During our evening presentation we’ll use the ‘I’ word to explore objects like comets (by making one), asteroids (and the dinosaurs) and meteor showers. If you don’t know what the ‘I’ word is, then join us and find out. We will play ‘Guess the Meteorite” and someone will win a meteorite. Bring the entire family to learn fun and unique ways to leave the planet, journey to the stars and still be back in time for dinner.”

This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 point out the constellations and use PARI’s telescopes to view the planets Uranus, Venus and Mars.

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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Register and pay using the PARI Event Calendar. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at 828-862-5554 or schappell@nullpari.edu.

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PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Evening at PARI


Friday, Feb 10, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
“Messier Objects are galaxies, nebulae and other such night-sky phenomena that are observable with the naked eye, binoculars or small telescopes,” said Mark Krochmal, PARI’s IT support manager and the program presenter. “They are named for French astronomer Charles Messier, who was a comet hunter and so frustrated by objects that resembled comets he compiled a list of them. During our Evening at PARI we will explain the best methods for viewing the various types of Messier Objects. Messier began his list in the late 18th century, so these were the earliest deep-sky objects ever discovered and listed. It was important that their locations were recorded on sky maps for other astronomers who were also hunting comets. For most of us, though, they are simply wondrous sights, and a lot of fun to discover.” This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 view Messier Objects and other phenomena in the night sky. 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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military/students. 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. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@nullpari.edu.
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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adults $ 20.00
Student, Military ID & +65 $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Evening at PARI


Friday, Mar 10, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 view Messier Objects and other phenomena in the night sky. 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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military/students. 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. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@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, Apr 14, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Join us at PARI on Friday, April 14, for an evening of songs about space and the human experience of discovering the cosmos.  The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and, weather permitting, celestial observations using PARI telescopes.

The program is part of PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI series and will feature the songs and storytelling of Stan Clardy.  With his wife, Cathy, Clardy has traveled the South for almost 20 years performing for living history groups, reenactments, schools and family groups.   In addition to a devoted regional following, Clardy has attracted national acclaim.  In 2011 he was selected by NASA as one of ten finalists from a group of 1500 artists competing to perform wake up music for the last Space Shuttle mission.  Clardy has produced and recorded eight CDs of historical and modern music, some of which will be available for purchase at PARI.

This Evening at PARI presentation is also part of the NC Science Festival, a statewide celebration of art and science running April 7-23.  Learn more about the Festival and other area events at http://www.ncsciencefestival.org.

This program will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the Clardy performance, 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 view constellations, stars and other phenomena in the night sky.

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.  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.


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
Event Fees:

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

Evening at PARI


Friday, May 12, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

You are invited to join PARI Science Educator Wayne (Skip) Bird Friday, May 12, for a fascinating exploration of light.  The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and, weather permitting, celestial observations using PARI telescopes.

The program is part of PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI series and will feature an investigation of light in ways most people never experience.  “We’ll explore how light works,” said PARI Science Educator Wayne (Skip) Bird, “and learn the true speed of Dark.  Participants will break up the spectrum into lots of little pieces and take some home.  You will also learn why your face doesn’t cook while you use a microwave and who ROY G. BIV is.  This program is for all ages, but is especially kid-friendly.  So, bring the entire family while we learn that ‘what you see is not what is there,’ and experience a wall of squares turning into a frog, or perhaps a horse.  Everyone who attends will receive a pair of diffraction glasses and two lucky people will win a spectrograph.”

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 view constellations, stars and other phenomena in the night sky.

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.  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 using the PARI Event Calendar.
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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, Jun 9, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Want to know where to look for planets, constellations and other night-sky features this summer? The public is invited to find out at PARI Friday, June 9. The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and, weather permitting, celestial observations with PARI telescopes. “Early summer is an excellent time to view the Sagittarius/Scorpius region of the night sky,” said PARI Education Director Christi Whitworth. “During our presentation we’ll show you what to look for and where to find it. Our presentation will be inside, utilizing software to project night sky features and how to track them as they move through the summer months. This summer we’ll have Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury visible in our evening skies. Our guided tour will also include constellations and other interesting night-sky phenomena. Weather permitting, we’ll then move outside and point PARI telescopes at some of the more interesting features of the evening. If you have never seen our galaxy from a dark sky location like PARI, you’re in for a special treat. It’s truly spectacular. This program is suitable for all ages, so bring the entire family for a night under the stars at this historic former NASA facility.” 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
Event Fees:

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

Evening at PARI


Friday, Jul 14, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 view Messier Objects and other phenomena in the night sky. 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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military/students. 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. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@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, Aug 11, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 view Messier Objects and other phenomena in the night sky. 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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military/students. 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. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@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, Sep 8, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 view Messier Objects and other phenomena in the night sky. 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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military/students. 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. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@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, Oct 13, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 view Messier Objects and other phenomena in the night sky. 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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military/students. 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. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@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, Nov 10, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 view Messier Objects and other phenomena in the night sky. 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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military/students. 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. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@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, Dec 8, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This program is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and 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 view Messier Objects and other phenomena in the night sky. 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. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult and $15 for seniors/military/students. 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. For additional information contact Sarah Chappell at schappell@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 $ 5.00

Communications Satellites: Then and Now


Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Event included with $6 general admission. Details to be announced.

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 0.00

SciGirls -Nanobot Challenge


Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
SciGirls are exploring Nanobots Challenges on Tuesday night. We will build challenge track to get specific actions from out nanobot brush bot robots.
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Location

4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

Observing Session


Friday, Jan 6, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

The crisp, clear winter night skies provide excellent stargazing conditions, so PARI has scheduled four evenings of public observations in January. Join PARI astronomers and use PARI telescopes to scan the night sky for planets, the Moon and other objects in our fascinating solar system. The events are scheduled Jan. 6, Jan. 7, Jan. 20 and Jan.21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus

“The winter night skies lend themselves well to stargazing” said Christi Whitworth, PARI’s Director of Learning Experiences, “and we plan to maximize viewing opportunities during the month of January. The first two sessions, Jan. 6 and 7, will feature observations of the crescent Moon, Venus and Mars. Later in the month, Jan. 20 and 21, the planet Uranus will be added to the mix. And, of course, the night sky always holds other objects of interest so there’s no telling what we might find on any given night. These observing events are designed for the entire family, so bundle up and join us for what promises to be a some fascinating opportunities to view our celestial neighbors.”

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Register and pay using the website Event Calendar 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 another evening special program or provide a refund upon request.
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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Observing Session


Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The crisp, clear winter night skies provide excellent stargazing conditions, so PARI has scheduled four evenings of public observations in January. Join PARI astronomers and use PARI telescopes to scan the night sky for planets, the Moon and other objects in our fascinating solar system. The events are scheduled Jan. 6, Jan. 7, Jan. 20 and Jan.21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus.

“The winter night skies lend themselves well to stargazing” said Christi Whitworth, PARI’s Director of Learning Experiences, “and we plan to maximize viewing opportunities during the month of January. The first two sessions, Jan. 6 and 7, will feature observations of the crescent Moon, Venus and Mars. Later in the month, Jan. 20 and 21, the planet Uranus will be added to the mix. And, of course, the night sky always holds other objects of interest so there’s no telling what we might find on any given night. These observing events are designed for the entire family, so bundle up and join us for what promises to be a some fascinating opportunities to view our celestial neighbors.”

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Register and pay using the website Event Calendar 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 another evening special program or provide a refund upon request.

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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Observing Session


Friday, Jan 20, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The crisp, clear winter night skies provide excellent stargazing conditions, so PARI has scheduled four evenings of public observations in January. Join PARI astronomers and use PARI telescopes to scan the night sky for planets, the Moon and other objects in our fascinating solar system. The events are scheduled Jan. 6, Jan. 7, Jan. 20 and Jan.21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus.

“The winter night skies lend themselves well to stargazing” said Christi Whitworth, PARI’s Director of Learning Experiences, “and we plan to maximize viewing opportunities during the month of January. The first two sessions, Jan. 6 and 7, will feature observations of the crescent Moon, Venus and Mars. Later in the month, Jan. 20 and 21, the planet Uranus will be added to the mix. And, of course, the night sky always holds other objects of interest so there’s no telling what we might find on any given night. These observing events are designed for the entire family, so bundle up and join us for what promises to be a some fascinating opportunities to view our celestial neighbors.”

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Register and pay using the website Event Calendar 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 another evening special program or provide a refund upon request.

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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

Observing Session


Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The crisp, clear winter night skies provide excellent stargazing conditions, so PARI has scheduled four evenings of public observations in January. Join PARI astronomers and use PARI telescopes to scan the night sky for planets, the Moon and other objects in our fascinating solar system. The events are scheduled Jan. 6, Jan. 7, Jan. 20 and Jan.21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus.

“The winter night skies lend themselves well to stargazing” said Christi Whitworth, PARI’s Director of Learning Experiences, “and we plan to maximize viewing opportunities during the month of January. The first two sessions, Jan. 6 and 7, will feature observations of the crescent Moon, Venus and Mars. Later in the month, Jan. 20 and 21, the planet Uranus will be added to the mix. And, of course, the night sky always holds other objects of interest so there’s no telling what we might find on any given night. These observing events are designed for the entire family, so bundle up and join us for what promises to be a some fascinating opportunities to view our celestial neighbors.”

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Register and pay using the website Event Calendar 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 another evening special program or provide a refund upon request.

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Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
10 & under $ 0.00

SciGirls-Insulation Station


Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

House Warming Design a home for the climate where you live. Today, some house builders are using passive solar design to increase energy efficiency. The key is to use the sun’s heat to warm a house in the winter, and to avoid the sun’s heat in the summer to keep the house cool. In this activity, girls will test paperboard models of different building designs to discover how the design affects the amount of heat that enters the house.
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Location

4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls-Registration $ 10.00

SciGirls - Blowin' in the Wind


Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Build a windmill that lifts weight. Windmills have been used for thousands of years to grind grain, pump water, and even generate electricity. They lost popularity as new sources of energy, such as fossil fuels, arose. But the idea of using wind for energy has made a comeback in recent decades, and careers in wind energy are growing rapidly as the demand for clean energy increases.
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Location

4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

Sky Trek Observing Session


Friday, Feb 3, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
PARI’s January Sky Trek public observing events proved to be so popular they are being reprised in February. 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. The events are scheduled Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus. “The winter night skies continue to offer splendid observing opportunities” said Wayne “Skip” Bird, PARI Astronomy Educator, “so join us as we watch Venus and Mars battling for attention, with Uranus refereeing. Orion has awakened from his sleep and is starting to show off. Marvel at the views through our 25" Dobsonian telescope 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 and then return in time for a hot cup of cocoa. This event is designed for all ages, so bundle up and bring the entire family.” The first Sky Trek sessions, Feb. 3 and 4, will feature observations of Venus, Neptune, Uranus, the Orion Nebula and colored stars M31 and M33. Later in the month, Feb. 17 and 18, Mars will be added to the mix as it journeys across the western sky to form a group conjunction with Uranus and Venus. Other targets of opportunities will be explored, depending on conditions. 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 January 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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PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

Sky Trek Observing Session


Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
PARI’s January Sky Trek public observing events proved to be so popular they are being reprised in February. 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. The events are scheduled Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus. “The winter night skies continue to offer splendid observing opportunities” said Wayne “Skip” Bird, PARI Astronomy Educator, “so join us as we watch Venus and Mars battling for attention, with Uranus refereeing. Orion has awakened from his sleep and is starting to show off. Marvel at the views through our 25" Dobsonian telescope 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 and then return in time for a hot cup of cocoa. This event is designed for all ages, so bundle up and bring the entire family.” The first Sky Trek sessions, Feb. 3 and 4, will feature observations of Venus, Neptune, Uranus, the Orion Nebula and colored stars M31 and M33. Later in the month, Feb. 17 and 18, Mars will be added to the mix as it journeys across the western sky to form a group conjunction with Uranus and Venus. Other targets of opportunities will be explored, depending on conditions. 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 January 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

Sky Trek Observing Session


Friday, Feb 17, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
PARI’s January Sky Trek public observing events proved to be so popular they are being reprised in February. 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. The events are scheduled Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus. “The winter night skies continue to offer splendid observing opportunities” said Wayne “Skip” Bird, PARI Astronomy Educator, “so join us as we watch Venus and Mars battling for attention, with Uranus refereeing. Orion has awakened from his sleep and is starting to show off. Marvel at the views through our 25" Dobsonian telescope 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 and then return in time for a hot cup of cocoa. This event is designed for all ages, so bundle up and bring the entire family.” The first Sky Trek sessions, Feb. 3 and 4, will feature observations of Venus, Neptune, Uranus, the Orion Nebula and colored stars M31 and M33. Later in the month, Feb. 17 and 18, Mars will be added to the mix as it journeys across the western sky to form a group conjunction with Uranus and Venus. Other targets of opportunities will be explored, depending on conditions. 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 January 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 5.00

Sky Trek Observing Session


Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
PARI’s January Sky Trek public observing events proved to be so popular they are being reprised in February. 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. The events are scheduled Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the PARI campus. “The winter night skies continue to offer splendid observing opportunities” said Wayne “Skip” Bird, PARI Astronomy Educator, “so join us as we watch Venus and Mars battling for attention, with Uranus refereeing. Orion has awakened from his sleep and is starting to show off. Marvel at the views through our 25" Dobsonian telescope 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 and then return in time for a hot cup of cocoa. This event is designed for all ages, so bundle up and bring the entire family.” The first Sky Trek sessions, Feb. 3 and 4, will feature observations of Venus, Neptune, Uranus, the Orion Nebula and colored stars M31 and M33. Later in the month, Feb. 17 and 18, Mars will be added to the mix as it journeys across the western sky to form a group conjunction with Uranus and Venus. Other targets of opportunities will be explored, depending on conditions. 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 January 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Mar 3, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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 January 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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 January 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Mar 17, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Apr 7, 2017 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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 January 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Apr 21, 2017 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

2017 TOTAL Solar Eclipse


Monday, Aug 21, 2017 - Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
A total solar eclipse--- already being called the biggest and best in American history by some--- will cross the continental U.S. August 21.  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.
Tickets to the eclipse event at PARI are sold out. For information about other viewing sites in Transylvania County please visit the Land of Waterfalls website.
The path of totality will cross the PARI campus at 2:36:44 p.m. EDT and last for 1 minute, 47 seconds.  It will be a historic moment, the first time a total solar eclipse has occurred at a site equipped with 26-meter radio telescopes.  No one knows what will be learned by pointing these giant instruments at the Sun during totality, but scientists will be on hand to find out.
Teams of NASA scientists will also be at PARI, conducting two different eclipse experiments.  It is a fitting return for the nation’s space agency, for it was NASA that selected the 200-acre campus for the site of its East Coast satellite tracking station during the infancy of the U.S. space program, more than 50 years ago.

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Attendee $ 100.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, May 5, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, May 19, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, May 20, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Jun 2, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Jun 3, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Jun 16, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Jun 17, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Aug 4, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Aug 5, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Sep 1, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Sep 2, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Sep 15, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Sep 16, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Oct 6, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Oct 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Oct 20, 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Oct 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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Nov 3, 2017 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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
Event Fees:

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Dec 1, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Nov 17, 2017 - Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Friday, Dec 15, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

SkyTrek Observing Session


Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

Space Day 2017


Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
We will be hosting our annual Space Day open house Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The 200-acre campus will be open to the public for activities and events that are suitable for all ages.  Campus admission is free.  There will be a nominal charge for certain activities.

Visitors this year will be able to explore the expanded Exhibit Gallery, featuring space artifacts, meteorites and minerals.  In addition to Space Shuttle artifacts contributed by NASA, the displays now include several satellites and models donated to PARI or on long-term loan from the Smithsonian Institution.  North Carolina is the only site in the U.S. where gem-grade emeralds are found and the PARI collection includes one of the largest ever cut, a 15.3-carat faceted specimen.  The mineral Hiddenite was discovered in North Carolina and the PARI displays include dozens of examples, plus a variety of other NC stones such as ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, garnet, amethyst, and more. The meteorite collection includes part of the very first meteorite that was seen to fall from the sky, in 1492.

Visitors are invited to tour the entire PARI campus, a 200-acre former NASA site, and experience hands-on activities related to PARI's mission of science education for all ages. The network of hiking trails has been expanded and the Parks Observation Deck atop PARI’s optical ridge offers scenic mountain views in every direction. The popular StarLab planetarium will be in operation during most of the day, featuring presentations from PARI’s science education staff.  Solar telescopes will be set up to provide a safe way to look at the Sun.

While on campus, visitors can also stroll the Galaxy Walk, a scale model view of the solar system.  The Astronomical Photographic Data Archive (APDA), a national archive of historic astronomical photographs featuring images recorded as far back as the 1800s, will be featured in a display at the Cline Administration Building.  Visitors can learn how PARI’s SCOPE project provides Internet access to part of the APDA database and allows citizen scientists to assist with star classification.

Research and education programs will be highlighted at locations across the campus and PARI staff will be available to demonstrate and explain Earth and space science remote instrumentation and observations. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the PARI cafeteria.

Admission to Space Day is free.  There will be a nominal charge for attending planetarium presentations and several other activities.  Food will be available for purchase in the cafeteria.

“Throughout our history, Space Day has remained one of our most popular attractions,” said Steve Saucier, executive director.  “All of our staff, scientists and educators set aside their regular duties and host a large, family-oriented open house.  Most visitors tell us that until you actually experience it, you cannot imagine what it’s like to stand next to one of our 26-meter (85 ft.) radio telescopes and witness 250 tons of machinery moving skyward.  Space Day at PARI is the opportunity to experience that, and much more, and we certainly extend a warm welcome to anyone who wants come and experience a day of fun.”

 

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Location

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls


Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
PARI SciGirls programs target girls ages 9-14 and are designed to change how girls think about science by engaging them with fun, hands-on projects.  Monthly programs on a variety of topics are scheduled on varying Tuesdays during the school year at PARI or at the 4H Office in the Community Services Building in downtown Brevard, NC.

Each month’s program will lead young girls to try a different facet of science and bring real connections to that field for their pursuit beyond the monthly program.  Local, statewide, national and international opportunities to explore science will be shared.  Connections to a national PBS website celebrating girls’ explorations in science will also be emphasized each month.

Program registration is requested and a fee of $10 is required.  This fee is non-refundable.  Confirmation of payment of the fee holds the girl’s spot in our program. 

PARI requires that an adult accompany all children while on PARI’s campus.  Please plan to enjoy the program with this in mind.

Programs run during the school year (September - May) and are typically scheduled the last Tuesday of the month.
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Location

4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

SciGirls


Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

PARI SciGirls programs target girls ages 9-14 and are designed to change how girls think about science by engaging them with fun, hands-on projects.  Monthly programs on a variety of topics are scheduled on varying Tuesdays during the school year at PARI or at the 4H Office in the Community Services Building in downtown Brevard, NC.

Each month’s program will lead young girls to try a different facet of science and bring real connections to that field for their pursuit beyond the monthly program.  Local, statewide, national and international opportunities to explore science will be shared.  Connections to a national PBS website celebrating girls’ explorations in science will also be emphasized each month.

Program registration is requested and a fee of $10 is required.  This fee is non-refundable.  Confirmation of payment of the fee holds the girl’s spot in our program. 

PARI requires that an adult accompany all children while on PARI’s campus.  Please plan to enjoy the program with this in mind.

Programs run during the school year (September - May) and are typically scheduled the last Tuesday of the month.
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Location

4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

SciGirls


Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

On Tuesday May 30 we will meet at the Pisgah Ranger Station from 6:00pm-8:00pm for a nature walk on the Andy Cove Trail. Wear closed toed shoes.
PARI SciGirls programs target girls ages 9-14 and are designed to change how girls think about science by engaging them with fun, hands-on projects.  Monthly programs on a variety of topics are scheduled on varying Tuesdays during the school year at PARI or at the 4H Office in the Community Services Building in downtown Brevard, NC.


Each month’s program will lead young girls to try a different facet of science and bring real connections to that field for their pursuit beyond the monthly program.  Local, statewide, national and international opportunities to explore science will be shared.  Connections to a national PBS website celebrating girls’ explorations in science will also be emphasized each month.

Program registration is requested and a fee of $10 is required.  This fee is non-refundable.  Confirmation of payment of the fee holds the girl’s spot in our program. 

PARI requires that an adult accompany all children while on PARI’s campus.  Please plan to enjoy the program with this in mind.Programs run during the school year (September - May) and are typically scheduled the last Tuesday of the month.
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Location

Pisgah Ranger Station
Pisgah National Forest, 1600 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest , NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

SciGirls


Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
PARI SciGirls programs target girls ages 9-14 and are designed to change how girls think about science by engaging them with fun, hands-on projects.  Monthly programs on a variety of topics are scheduled on varying Tuesdays during the school year at PARI or at the 4H Office in the Community Services Building in downtown Brevard, NC.

Each month’s program will lead young girls to try a different facet of science and bring real connections to that field for their pursuit beyond the monthly program.  Local, statewide, national and international opportunities to explore science will be shared.  Connections to a national PBS website celebrating girls’ explorations in science will also be emphasized each month.

Program registration is requested and a fee of $10 is required.  This fee is non-refundable.  Confirmation of payment of the fee holds the girl’s spot in our program. 

PARI requires that an adult accompany all children while on PARI’s campus.  Please plan to enjoy the program with this in mind.

Programs run during the school year (September - May) and are typically scheduled the last Tuesday of the month.
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Location

4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

SciGirls


Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

PARI SciGirls programs target girls ages 9-14 and are designed to change how girls think about science by engaging them with fun, hands-on projects.  Monthly programs on a variety of topics are scheduled on varying Tuesdays during the school year at PARI or at the 4H Office in the Community Services Building in downtown Brevard, NC.

Each month’s program will lead young girls to try a different facet of science and bring real connections to that field for their pursuit beyond the monthly program.  Local, statewide, national and international opportunities to explore science will be shared.  Connections to a national PBS website celebrating girls’ explorations in science will also be emphasized each month.

Program registration is requested and a fee of $10 is required.  This fee is non-refundable.  Confirmation of payment of the fee holds the girl’s spot in our program. 

PARI requires that an adult accompany all children while on PARI’s campus.  Please plan to enjoy the program with this in mind.

Programs run during the school year (September - May) and are typically scheduled the last Tuesday of the month.
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Location

4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

SciGirls


Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 - Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

PARI SciGirls programs target girls ages 9-14 and are designed to change how girls think about science by engaging them with fun, hands-on projects.  Monthly programs on a variety of topics are scheduled on varying Tuesdays during the school year at PARI or at the 4H Office in the Community Services Building in downtown Brevard, NC.

Each month’s program will lead young girls to try a different facet of science and bring real connections to that field for their pursuit beyond the monthly program.  Local, statewide, national and international opportunities to explore science will be shared.  Connections to a national PBS website celebrating girls’ explorations in science will also be emphasized each month.

Program registration is requested and a fee of $10 is required.  This fee is non-refundable.  Confirmation of payment of the fee holds the girl’s spot in our program. 

PARI requires that an adult accompany all children while on PARI’s campus.  Please plan to enjoy the program with this in mind.

Programs run during the school year (September - May) and are typically scheduled the last Tuesday of the month.
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Location

4-H Office (Transylvania County Cooperative Extension)
98 E Morgan St, No. 301
Brevard, NC
Event Fees:

SciGirls $ 10.00

2017 Eclipse Workshop 9am-12pm


Saturday, Jun 10, 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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PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

2017 Eclipse Workshop 1pm-4pm


Saturday, Jun 17, 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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PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

2017 Eclipse Workshop 9am-12pm


Saturday, Jun 17, 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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PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

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
Event Fees:

Adult $ 15.00
Ages 6-11 $ 5.00
5 & under $ 0.00

Homeschool Day


Friday, May 19, 2017 - Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is once again providing a unique educational opportunity to Homeschoolers to receive science instruction from its working astronomers and engineers at PARI. Registration to Homeschool Day at PARI is limited to 100 students (25 per class). Registration is first-come-first-serve. This Homeschool Day is designed for students in grade levels K - 12. Students will attend three 45 minute class sessions between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. A pre-payment of $20 per student for the registration fee is required in order register. There is no charge for parents/chaperones.
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PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Student $ 20.00

PARI Closed Memorial Day


Monday, May 29, 2017 - Time: 12:00am - 11:45pm
PARI will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.

Location

PARI
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC
Event Fees:

Adult $ 0.00

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