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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:54

Star party at PARI

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The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is hosting a public Star Party Oct. 24-27 as part of a weekend-long celebration of the site’s 50th anniversary.  

Spend the weekend on campus and use PARI telescopes, attend workshops, and enjoy campus tours, nature hikes and other activities. PARI is located on a 200-acre campus in the Pisgah National Forest near Rosman. A former U.S. satellite tracking facility, PARI now houses radio and optical telescopes, earth science instruments and infrastructure to support science, technology, engineering and math education and research. PARI offers educational programs from K-12 through post-graduate research.  

Register for the Star Party at www.pari.edu/psp. Registration will be confirmed on receipt of a check. Mail to PARI, 1 PARI Drive, Rosman, N.C., 28772.  

828.862.5554 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

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