Dark Sky Astronomy Nights Ticket

The perfect opportunity for amateur astronomers with their own viewing equipment!

Event lasts 2 hours – Start time based on sunset 🌄

🔭An evening for astronomers of all experience levels.

For those who feel most at home under dark mountain skies with their telescope, PARI presents Dark Sky Astronomers Night. Pack up your equipment and head our way to take advantage of our location deep in the Pisgah National Forest and gaze upon your favorite objects.

Use the Date menu below to choose your visit date.

This is a self-led event using your own equipment. PARI staff will be on site to direct you to our viewing area with ample parking, a large patio, a level lawn area, and nearby restroom facilities.

Participants of this event are responsible for their own viewing experience. No PARI astronomers will be onsite for this event.

🚫NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED! PARI is drug, smoking and alcohol free campus. These will not be allowed.


If PARI cancels this event due to unfavorable weather your ticket will be rescheduled for the next event in this series.

  • Choose date option below for event dates and start times.
  • Requires pre-registration.
  • Registration ends 24 hours before event start time.
  • Start times vary throughout the year based on sunset times.
  • Gates will open 15 minutes prior to start time.
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