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 firstname.lastname@example.org.