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Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, or PARI, is located on 200 acres inside the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The site is an internationally certified dark sky park, and all ages are welcome to visit and take part of tours, camps, gallery exhibits and observing. PARI astronomers host stargazing sessions on the first and third…read more »

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, or PARI, is located on 200 acres inside the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The site is an internationally certified dark sky park, and all ages are welcome to visit and take part of tours, camps, gallery exhibits and observing. PARI astronomers host stargazing sessions on the first and third weekends of every month. You can use provided telescopes or bring your own. Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person (optional dinner not included in the event fee). Children 10 and under are admitted free. Register and pay using the website Event Calendar or call (828) 862-5554.

Deborah Byrd