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- SUMMER SKY OBSERVING SCHEDULED AT PARI
- (April 27, 2016) – The public is invited to get a preview of the summer skies with a special observing session at the PARI Nature Center, May 13. The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and, weather permitting, observations using PARI telescopes.
- DAYTIME TRANSIT OF MERCURY OBSERVATION SCHEDULED FOR DOWNTOWN BREVARD
- (April 25, 2016) – The public is invited to watch the planet Mercury travel across the face of the Sun May 9 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Transylvania County Library in Brevard. PARI astronomers will be on hand with solar telescopes that will allow viewers to safely look directly at the Sun.
- PARI HOSTS ANNUAL SPACE DAY OPEN HOUSE
- (April 20, 2016) – The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is hosting its annual Space Day open house Saturday, May 7, 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.
- PLANET MERCURY TO TRANSIT THE SUN
- (April 13, 2016) – Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) note that on the morning of Monday, May 9 the planet Mercury can be seen passing across the face of the Sun. The astronomers warn, however, that proper precautions must be taken to avoid damage to the eye.
- ETA AQUARID METEORS TO BE VISIBLE
- (April 13, 2016) – Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) remind the public of the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower in May.
- PARI AWARDED GRANT FOR ROSMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD TRIP
- (April 11, 2016) – PARI has been awarded a $2,500 grant to facilitate a field trip to PARI by students from Rosman Middle School. The grant is from the Biogen Foundation’s Ignite the Power of STEM program, administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation.