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Geminids Meteor Shower Experience at PARI

Geminids Meteor Shower Experience at PARI

Have you ever wished upon a star? Now is your chance! Enjoy an evening under the stars observing the Geminids Meteor Shower at our historic, mountaintop, Internationally Certified Dark Sky Park! The Geminids meteors are often bold, white and bright. On a dark night, you can often catch 50 or more meteors per hour in a dark, moonless sky. The greatest number of meteors typically fall in the wee hours after midnight. Astronomers and telescopes will also be available earlier in the evening to view the dark skies. PARI is offering two ticket options to this event. The first is an EVENING TICKET to enjoy observing the meteor shower and the night sky through PARI telescopes. The second option is the OVERNIGHT CABIN PACKAGE for two people that includes dinner, a tour, sunset hike, observing the meteors, night sky observing, an overnight stay in a cabin quarter and breakfast. The overnight cabin package is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be given unless PARI cancels the event. PURCHASE TICKETS – EVENING TICKET (7-9pm) PURCHASE TICKETS – OVERNIGHT CABIN... Read More
Leonids Meteor Shower -OVER NIGHT

Leonids Meteor Shower -OVER NIGHT

Come feast your eyes on brilliant meteors as they burn up in the atmosphere high overhead, and just in time for Thanksgiving! Enjoy the crisp air as autumn comes to a close while you lay out under the internationally recognized dark skies at PARI. This event will be offering a look at the PARI facility, a hike up the hills for the breathtaking sunset view and history talk as well as plenty of space to stay the night and soak up the shooting stars; there will be big telescopes too! This overnight package for two (2) includes Meteor Shower tickets, an evening under the stars and observing through our telescopes at our historic, mountaintop, Internationally certified Dark Sky Park, an overnight stay in one of our cabin quarters, a pre-packaged dinner on Friday and pre-packaged breakfast on Saturday. **Additional tickets can be added for a total of up to 6 people per room-choose additional adult after adding the cabin package. This event is a rain or shine event! No refunds will be issued unless PARI cancels the event. Preregistration is required REGISTER HERE – OVERNIGHT CABIN PACKAGE Leonids Meteor Shower Experience – CABIN... Read More
Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Come and shop 30,000+ donated books for all ages, plus DVDs, CDs and more at the annual Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Transylvania County Library. All proceeds help pay for the great free community programs offered at the library. Want to shop early? Become a Friend of the Library for $15 and visit our member pre-sale October 8 from 4-6 pm. Saturday Oct. 9  10 am to 5 pm Sunday, Oct. 10  CLOSED Monday – Wednesday  Oct 11-13  10 am – 5 pm Thursday Oct 14   10 am – 5 pm  Half price SALE Friday Oct 15  10 am – 5 pm  $5/box SALE... Read More
Geminids Meteor Shower Experience at PARI

Draconids Meteor Shower @ PARI

The skies are raining fire! Fiery meteors that is, emanating from the constellation Draco the Dragon as he seems to breathe fire down on Earth! This is an exciting meteor shower with plenty of other objects to see, like planets, star clusters, nebulae and more! Join PARI on October 8, 2021 to enjoy this meteor shower and a relaxing overnight stay in one of our cabin quarters. The evening will begin with arrival from 4-5pm followed by dinner, tours and a sunset hike before settling in to watch the streaks of light in the sky and viewing through telescopes. Breakfast will also be provided on Saturday morning before departure. This is a rain or shine event. Alternative programming will be offered in case of rain. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN! CABIN PACKAGE REGISTRATION (2 people) CAMPING REGISTRATION (Individual ticket) Email programs@pari.edu with any questions about the event.... Read More
Gas Giant Night at PARI

Gas Giant Night at PARI

      Join PARI on Friday, September 10, 2021 for Gas Giant Night as Jupiter and Saturn will be dazzling on either side of the moon tonight.  Come relax as PARI astronomers share all about these great worlds with hands on activities and the best NASA images. Finally step outside for an evening viewing session as you gaze through our telescopes to see the red spot and the rings for yourself along with star clusters, nebulae and the Milky Way. The evening will begin with arrival from 4-5pm.  With the CABIN PACKAGE or the CAMPING PACKAGE you get to enjoy Gas Giant Night, an evening under the stars and observing through our telescopes at our historic, mountaintop Internationally certified Dark Sky Park, an overnight stay in one of our cabin quarters, a pre-packaged dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday. This event is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be issued unless PARI cancels the event. Preregistration is required. CABIN PACKAGE – REGISTER HERE CAMPING PACKAGE – REGISTER... Read More