The public is invited to a special presentation Friday, January 12th at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) concerning the winter night sky and celestial objects visible in Western North Carolina.
The program is part of PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI series and will feature presentations by PARI astronomers. The observing session will feature the constellations Pegasus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Perseus. “The clear, cool nights of the winter season are a wonderful time to observe the night sky,” said PARI Director of Learning Experiences Christi Whitworth. “During this special Evening at PARI, we will explore the nighttime skies, share constellation stories and provide observing tips. This program is designed for all ages and knowledge levels, so we encourage family participation.”
The program starts with an optional dinner served from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at PARI’s new restaurant, Smiley’s, followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m. in PARI’s Multimedia Room, and concluding with a campus tour and a trip to the Exhibit Gallery. Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $20 per adult ($35 including dinner), $15 for seniors/military ($30 including dinner), $5 per child ages 6-10 ($13 including dinner). Children 5 and under are admitted free (dinner is free). Register and pay using the PARI Event Calendar at www.pari.edu
or call (828) 862-5554. For additional information contact Chelena Blythe at email@example.com