Stargazing and Public Programs

Stargazing and Public Programs

Take a look at the Universe . . .

Stargazing

PARI’s SkyTrek observing sessions offer opportunities to gaze skyward using PARI telescopes regularly throughout the year. Check the Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information regarding observing opportunities.

Stargazing is also included with each monthly Evening at PARI event.

Evening at PARI

The second Friday of each month the public is invited to the PARI campus for a presentation by PARI staff or visiting experts. The evening also includes a campus tour and night sky observations using PARI telescopes.

Check the events calendar for the next Evening at PARI event, or get additional details here: Evening at PARI

Space Day

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 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.

Check the PARI events calendar for complete details. To view photos from past Space Days, click here: Space Day.

Galaxy Walk

The Galaxy Walk is a scale model of our solar system. It begins with a display outside the Cline Administration building near the center of PARI’s campus and radiates outward with displays depicting planets and other objects in the solar system— all placed the appropriate distances from the Sun display.

Visitors and school groups can stroll the PARI campus while receiving an unusual perspective on the positioning of the planets, plus a better understanding of the immense distances separating the planets from the Sun and each other.

For more information and photos, please click here: Galaxy Walk.