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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower EVENING VIEWING



Have you ever wished upon a star? Now is your chance! Join PARI from 9-11pm on May 5, 2022 for an evening viewing the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower and the night sky at our historic, mountaintop, Internationally certified Dark Sky Park.

Grab a picnic blanket or bring your own lawn chair and sit back and relax while enjoying the show that space provides as meteors rain down throughout the night from Halley’s Comet!  This meteor shower is expected to produce 10 to 30 meteors per hour.  PARI astronomers will also be on hand with telescopes for you to experience the night sky.

REGISTER HERE for May 5, 2022 9-11pm

Want more PARI?? Check out our OVERNIGHT CABIN  and OVERNIGHT CAMPING packages for the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower that PARI will host on May 6-7, 2022.

For additional information please contact PARI at 828-862-5554 or

(*Children under 5 are free)