Calendar of Events


From specialized tours and events to hands-on activities and lectures, PARI provides unique experiences for visitors of all ages.



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Ongoing Events

These are available on many dates. Registration is required.
Scroll down for Unique Scheduled Events.

Guided Gallery Tours
๐Ÿ“… Available on multiple dates
Learn how light is used to explore the night sky. See and touch objects that have been to space and meteorites that fell to Earth. View rocks and minerals that are beautiful and important to science. Explore our fluorescent tunnel.
Outdoor Site & History Tours
๐Ÿ“… Available on multiple dates
Our 200+ acre site is full of natural beauty and rich in history. Hike trails or take a shuttle to see the sites and hear the stories from NASA, to Department of Defense, to PARI.
Evening Optical Viewings
๐Ÿ“… Available on multiple dates
Come just before dark to meet with a PARI astronomer who will show you the best of what the sky has to offer. You can join one of our public nights or observing events availale several times a month. Private observings with a dedicated astronomer are occasionally available as well.
Dark Sky Astronomy Nights
๐Ÿ“… Available on multiple dates
Bring your own viewing equipment and set it up for your own custom, self-led experience.

Scheduled Public Events

These unique and one of a kind events are available on specific dates. Registration is required.

Featured Events:
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse @ PARI
๐Ÿ“… March 24th 2024
A night of cosmic enchantment! Picture the dark canvas of space sprinkled with twinkling jewels of stars as the Moon undergoes a transformation from bright to dark and bright again. Your night will be filled with education, fascination, and inspiring sights of the night sky.
Solar Eclipse @ PARI
๐Ÿ“… April 8th 2024
Get ready for an awe-inspiring journey into the world of solar wonders! Your day will be filled with education, fascination, and breathtaking views. PARI is the perfect place to view the shadow of the Moon journey across the Sun and enjoy lunch and activities for the whole family.
Upcoming Events:

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