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April 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

$40 – $80

Join us for a Spectacular Solar Event: The Partial Solar Eclipse at PARI!
Date: April 8th, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Get ready for an awe-inspiring journey into the world of solar wonders! Your day will be filled with education, fascination, and breathtaking views. Here’s what’s in store for you:

Gates Open: 10:45 AM This is the time to begin your arrival. You will be checked in at the gatehouse by a staff member and directed to parking. Gates will close for arrivals at 11:15 AM.

Eclipse Education Session: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Step into the fascinating realm of eclipses as our knowledgeable experts guide you through the science and wonder behind these mesmerizing phenomena. Learn about the different types of eclipses, their celestial mechanics, and the safety measures necessary for observing them.

Get Ready To Observe: 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Pick up your glasses and find a great spot to observe. PARI will have a variety of areas with chairs and picnic tables set up for you. Or, bring your own chairs or blankets and pick a spot on a grassy hillside or around our pond to prepare for the Moon’s passage across the Sun. Check out our gift shop too at this time for some great PARI souvenirs to remember your day of solar adventure.

Lunch: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Enjoy lunch as you mingle with fellow enthusiasts. Engage in captivating conversations about the universe, eclipses, and everything in between.

Comfortable Eclipse Viewing: 1:45 PM – 4:30 PM Relax and witness the enchanting moment when the Moon takes a gentle bite out of the Sun, creating a mesmerizing partial annular eclipse. The peak of the eclipse is at about 3:08 PM. Comfortable seating is available, or feel free to bring your own. Solar viewing glasses will be provided to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Guided Museum Tour: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM After the peak of the eclipse as passed, explore our captivating museum exhibits. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer your questions. From historical astronomical artifacts to minerals, meteorites, and more, our museum holds a treasure trove of knowledge waiting to be discovered.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the celestial ballet of the Sun and Moon, delve into the science of eclipses, and immerse yourself in a day of discovery and wonder. Whether you’re a seasoned astronomer or simply curious about the cosmos, our event promises an unforgettable experience for all ages.

Limited spots available! Reserve your place today and be part of this celestial extravaganza. See you under the stars!

This is a rain or shine event. In the event of weather that restricts outdoors viewing, alternate programming will be offered. No refunds will be given.


April 8
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
$40 – $80
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Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
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1 PARI Drive, Rosman, NC 28772
1 PARI Drive, Rosman, NC 28772 United States + Google Map

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