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- THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX
- (August 26, 2015) – Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute point out that at 4:21 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 23 the Sun will cross the celestial equator in the sky heading south. This will be the first moment of autumn.
- PUBLIC INVITED TO FRIENDS OF PARI ANNUAL MEETING
- (August 25, 2015) – Friends of PARI, the group of donors and volunteers supporting the mission and programs of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), will host its annual meeting on the PARI campus Friday, September 11. This year attendees will be treated to a special tour of PARI’s recently enlarged Meteorite & Mineral Gallery. The Gallery now houses hundreds of North Carolina museum-grade gems and minerals, as well as meteorites that have been gathered from around the world, including pieces of Mars and the Earth’s Moon.
- VIEWERS IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TO SEE A PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
- (August 19, 2015) – Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute announce that on Sunday, September 13, early rising observers in the extreme southern part of Africa and nearby parts of Antarctica and the South Pacific Ocean will have an the opportunity to observe a partial solar eclipse.