2018 Space Day Open House

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 11:00pm

From the very first year of PARI’s existence we have designated the first Saturday in May as Space Day, an all-day open house (free general admission*) that attracts hundreds of visitors. In addition to all the regular attractions at PARI, during Space Day our research and educational programs are highlighted at locations throughout the campus, with PARI staff, students and volunteers on hand to demonstrate and explain.  

This year we are pleased to announce new additions to our Space Day agenda with new operating hours from 10am - 11pm 
(Please note that gates will close at 9pm for Observing).  In addition to extended hours, we are excited to offer evening observing to our guests on the Sky Deck and Solar Observing throughout the day.  Lunch and dinner service will be available in our new restaurant Smiley's (hot dog/hamburger lunch from 11a - 2p; pulled pork barbecue dinner from 5p-8p)**.  Please feel free to contact us with questions at: or 828-862-5554. 

We look forward hosting you for Space Day 2018 at PARI!

* General admission to Space Day is free with a small entry fee for entrance into the AdventureDome portable planetarium, night observing and a sunset tour of Optical Ridge (pending weather)

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

Event Location

1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772

Event Fees:


Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please email: