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  • Title: Welcome to PARI — PARI WebSite
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to content.. |.. Skip to navigation.. Site Map.. Accessibility.. Contact.. Search Site.. Advanced Search.. PARI WebSite.. Sections.. Home.. for general public.. for news media.. for teachers and students.. for scientists.. Personal tools.. Log in.. You are here:.. Navigation.. Home.. About PARI.. Programs and activities.. Telescopes and instruments.. APDA and the PARI Library.. Location and directions.. Contact us.. News.. GIRLS AGES 9-14 INVITED TO SCIGIRLS ECOBOTS MODIFICATION PROGRAM.. LEONID METEORS TO BE VISIBLE.. More news.. Document Actions.. Welcome to PARI.. Where Science Excites the Imagination.. PARI is a Public Not-For-Profit Foundation which relies on generous contributions from our FRIENDS to support our mission.. What's New at PARI - November 5 - November 9, 2012.. See Live Pictures of PARI Campus on.. PARI WEB CAMERAS.. IMPORTANT LINKS.. PARI SciGirls.. - register for November 27, 2012 session.. Register.. for PARI Star Party December 14-16, 2012.. Live Streaming.. Seismometer Data.. Fall.. VIEW.. Newsletter Available On-Line.. PARI is a Member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.. www.. ncscience.. org.. PARI 2011 Annual Report.. On-Line.. Click.. NEWS ABOUT PARI.. to read recently published articles.. 2012 PARI Summer Student Research Proceedings.. Public/Volunteer Events Calendar.. SciGirls ECO-BOTS Program.. The October SciGirls Program was held at the Transylvania County 4-H Club.. The girls created ECO-BOTS.. ECO-BOTS are mini-robots that can simulate an environmental cleanup.. PHOTOS.. to see pictures from the program.. Go to.. REGISTRATION.. to find out more about future programs and to register.. The cost is $10 per girl.. Join the PARI team and find new connections to science for year-round enjoyment and exploration.. Find out more about the national programming for SciGirls at.. http://pbskids.. org/scigirls/.. Students Interact With NASA Scientist During Homeschool Day at PARI.. Students attending Homeschool Day at PARI interacted with a NASA scientist via a video conference during the Friday, November 2nd program.. Homeschoolers and their parents learned about meteors and meteorites.. They participated in a StarLab program, heard from PARI Science Educators and viewed PARI's extensive meteorite collection in the PARI exhibit gallery.. to see pictures from previous Homeschool Days.. "Computing Matters" - Shodor Workshop at PARI.. Educators and Instructional Technology professionals from throughout western North Carolina came to PARI on Thursday, October 18th to participate in a National Science Foundation sponsored workshop entitled Modeling our Dynamic World.. The workshop was led by the Executive Director of the Shodor Foundation, Dr.. Robert Panoff.. to see pictures from the training workshop.. To find out more about Shodor, go to.. shodor.. Recent Astrophotography Taken at PARI.. PARI Distinguished Supporter Richard S.. Wright, Jr.. was on campus this October and captured some spectacular nighttime images.. to see photographs taken by him during his visit.. Richard, a frequent visitor to PARI, came to PARI to deliver recently acquired space shuttle artifacts from the Kennedy Space Center and to attend the October Evening at PARI program.. Richard's photographs have been featured at PARI several times.. One of his photos of Jo's Cove was used as the cover for the.. 2011 PARI Annual Report.. You can see more of Richard's astro imaging at his website at.. eveningshow.. com.. PARI Well Represented at the NC Astronomers Annual Meeting.. Don and Jo Cline, Michael Castelaz and Lee Rottler attended the annual meeting of NC astronomy faculty, researchers and students at Guilford Technical Community College on October 5-6, 2012.. to see pictures from the meetings.. The featured speaker was Dr.. Robert A.. Benjamin from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, who gave a presentation entitled, "How to Map the Milky Way.. " PARI presented four posters at the meeting.. In addition, Dr.. Brian Dennison gave a presentation on progress of the 26M interferometer project at PARI.. PARI Science Director Presents at NC OPT-ED Alliance Day.. PARI Science Director, Dr.. Michael Castelaz gave a presentation on "Astronomy and the Citizen Scientist," during the Tuesday, October 16th NC OPT-ED Alliance Day at the NCSU McKimmon Conference Center.. to see pictures from his presentation.. PARI is an affiliate program of the North Carolina Alliance to Create Opportunity through Education (NC OPT-ED), a NSF funded program.. Weekly Docent Led Tours of PARI Campus.. Each year thousands of people come to PARI.. We have welcomed visitors from around the world.. Each Wednesday at 2:00 pm PARI's volunteer docents lead guided tours of our campus and include an overview video and a walking tour of the main program and research areas of the PARI campus.. Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera to take pictures.. The PARI campus is handicapped accessible.. to see pictures of visitors from our Wednesday tours since 2007.. PARI Welcomes Visitors to Our Campus.. In addition to monthly Evening at PARI program and our weekly guided tours, PARI welcomes guests and small groups daily.. Daily visitors can take a self-guided tour.. PARI works with groups to arrange especially tailored visits to the PARI campus.. 2012 VISITORS.. to see recent pictures of our visitors.. PAST VISITORS.. to see pictures from previous years.. We also regularly host visiting groups of students and their teachers.. STUDENT GROUP PHOTOS.. to pictures of these groups.. October's Evening at PARI Provided a Behind-the-Scenes Tour.. Each year we offer a behind-the-scenes tour of the campus giving our visitors a more detailed overview of the exciting programs here at PARI.. The October 12th Evening at PARI provided this expanded tour.. This year's tour included more details on the 26 Meter Interferometer Project and on the recommissioning of PARI's 12 Meter radio telescope.. Visitors also toured the West Observatory on the Optical Ridge and heard about recent activities in the Astronomical Photographic Data Archive.. to see pictures from the evening.. EVENINGS AT PARI INFORMATION.. to find out how to register for future Evening at PARI events.. PAST EVENINGS AT PARI.. to see pictures from previous events.. EMC Corporation Producing Video on PARI Campus.. A production crew from EMC-TV, the corporate television division of EMC Corporation, was on the PARI campus on Thursday and Friday, August 23-24 to tape a segment about PARI, APDA and EMC Corporation's support.. Producer/Director Jon Taylor and cameraman Tony Belko interviewed several PARI staff for the production.. to see pictures from the shoot.. EMC NC Operations Vice President Bob Hawkins was here for the taping.. Bob, a Distinguished Supporter of PARI, has been instrumental in guiding EMC's philanthropic support of PARI, and specifically APDA.. Research Building Dedicated During FOP Annual Meeting.. The 2012 Friends of PARI Annual Meeting and Symposium was held on Friday, September 14th.. to see pictures from the event.. The speaker for the annual meeting was Steve Saucier, Executive Director of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.. During th evening, Research Building was dedicated and PARI thanked the contractors who worked on this project.. PAST FRIENDS OF PARI ANNUAL MEETINGS.. to see pictures from past programs.. Space Telescope Science Institute Scientist Visits PARI.. PARI was honored to have Vicki Laidler, a scientist in the Science Software Branch of the Space Telescope Science Institute visit PARI on Monday, August 6, 2012.. Vicki was instrumental working with her colleague at the time, Dr.. Barry Lasker, in the development  ...   in recognition of her years of support.. The inside cover of the report lists the many highlights from 2011, which was a very good year for PARI.. Contact David Clavier if you are interested in receiving a printed copy of the annual report.. NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative Executive Director Visits PARI.. NCSMC Executive Director Steve Saucier visited PARI on Thursday, December 15, 2011.. He met with Don and Jo Cline, Dave Clavier, Christi Whitworth and John Avant.. to see pictures from his visit.. He toured the site and discussed ways that PARI can be more involved in Grassroots.. While at PARI Steve also saw the Space Shuttle exhibit in the exhibit gallery and spent time in the Astronomical Photographic Plate Archive (APDA).. PARI is one of 32 member science museums in the Grassroots Collaborative.. PARI Receives Another Significant Astronomical Photographic Plate Collection.. Scott Leonard and Gary Walker from the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Observatory (MMO) delivered a collection of more than 8,000 astronomical photographic plates to PARI on Thursday, November 17th.. The collection, which also includes scanned images and logs, is valued at $600,000.. to see pictures of the delivery.. PARI staff and volunteers helped unload and file the plates.. The collection includes images taken since 1913.. The fact that MMO chose to locate this collection here is further evidence of how PARI and APDA are gaining reputation in the field.. The photo at the right is an image from one of the plates of M24 - a view of part of the summertime Milky Way and was taken 46 years ago.. PARI Staff Picks Up Another Plate Collection from USNO.. Research Director Michael Castelaz and APDA Director Thurburn Barker went to Washington, DC on October 23-25 to receive an astronomical photographic plate collection from the US Naval Observatory.. Click PHOTOS to see pictures of their trip.. APDA received 32,341 plates with this collection.. Dating back about 100 years, the plates make up one-half of the USNO's plate collection used to measure the distances to nearby stars.. This is the thrid collection PARI has received from the USNO.. PARI Records a Magnitude 5.. 8 Earthquake.. On Tuesday, August 23rd at 1:51 pm PARI's seismometer recorded a Magnitude 5.. 8 earthquake.. The epicenter of the earthquake was 38 miles northwest Richmond, VA.. PARI's phones began ringing immediately after the earthquake with people asking about the event.. Details of the earthquake are listed on the US Geological Survey (USGS) website at.. VIRGINIA EARTHQUAKE.. SEISMOMETER READING.. to see the record of the event recorded on PARI's seismometer.. LIVE READINGS.. to see the up to the minute live streaming data.. WLOS, ABC 13 reporter Megan Schiering came to PARI and interviewed Michael Castelaz and Lamar Owen for a story about the event.. EARTHQUAKE STORY.. to see a clip of the news report.. NASA "FIREBALL" Workshop Held at PARI.. PARI hosted the NASA Meteor Video Observations and Analysis Workshop on Thursday and Friday, August 4th and 5th.. Scientists and experts in the field from around the world attended.. The workshop was conducted by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Meteoroid Environment Office and featured many speakers and presentations on observing, recording and analyzing meteoroids.. NASA scientist, Dr.. Bill Cooke, lead the two-day workshop.. to see pictures from the workshop.. Several Attendees were interested in our Harvard Meteor - Lost City Meteorite documents and films.. IMAGES AND ARTICLES.. to see that material.. PARI featured in Everyone's Universe Book.. PARI was listed in the recently published book,.. Everyone's Universe - A Guide to Accessible Astronomy Places.. The book, by Noreen Grice, lists observatories that make viewing the sky accessible to everyone.. to see the listing.. PARI is proud to have been listed and to have recently hosted several groups including visitors with special needs.. Volunteers Make PARI Work to Accomplish our Mission.. PARI is fortunate to have a number of dedicated volunteers who help with many important tasks at PARI.. On Saturday, February 26th several volunteers came to PARI to help lay new cables in the Cline Adminsitration Building and to construct a Wildlife Photography Blind.. to see pictures from that Volunteer Day.. Another example of a very important volunteer project is the PARI.. GALAXY WALK.. , which was recently refurbished.. Also, the Friends of PARI are responsible for one of our very important optical telescopes called.. PARI SKY.. To find our more about volunteering at PARI contact Friends of PARI President John Boehme at.. jboehme@pari.. or our Director of Education Christi Whitworth at.. cwhitworth@pari.. Astronomers from Czech Republic Doing Research at PARI.. Astronomers Rene Hudec and Lukas Hudec, visiting scientist from the Czech Republic, are returning to PARI next month to follow-up on their research on the spectra of stars and galaxies using photographic images in the PARI Astronomical Photographic Data Archive (APDA).. Hudec is using the results in combination with data to be taken by the European Space Agency GAIA Space Telescope to be launched in 2012.. Hudec recently published an article in the Czech public journal, 3POL, using the data from his visits to PARI.. This is their fourth visit to our campus.. to see pictures from their previous visit.. Transylvania Times Thanks PARI for Service to the Community.. An editorial in the Transylvania Times newspaper thanked PARI for meeting our mission.. They wrote, "Ten years ago that facility was taken over by the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, better known as PARI.. Since that time PARI has had nothing but a beneficial effect on the community.. " Click.. EDITORIAL.. to read the complete text of the article.. Congratulations to the entire PARI staff, including our great partners from Avant Communications, who have helped us spread the word of the good works of PARI.. And we especially thank.. Don Jo Cline.. for their many years of support.. Photos of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute.. Located on the site of the former NASA Rosman Tracking Station in the Pisgah National Forest, PARI offers an unparalleled opportunity for people of all ages to experience the wonders of scientific research first hand.. to see pictures of PARI taken at various times throughout the year.. We Want To Hear from You.. We would like to know what you think about our web site.. SURVEY.. to take a very short on-line survey to give us your opinion about the site.. Recent Publications.. Our.. 2011 Annual Report.. is now available to be downloaded.. (pdf).. PARI's Spring/Summer 2012 newsletter can be found at:.. Fall 2012 VIEW.. The.. 2012 PARI Summer Student Research Proceedings.. (pdf) are now available on-line.. PARI is a public not-for-profit foundation dedicated to providing hands-on educational and research opportunities for a broad cross-section of users in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.. ____________________________________.. 1 PARI Drive ~ Rosman, NC 28772-9614.. Phone:(828) 862-5554.. Email:.. info@pari.. Copyright 2000-.. 2012.. by Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, all rights reserved.. PARI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation.. Powered by Plone CMS, the Open Source Content Management System.. This site conforms to the following standards:.. Section 508.. WCAG.. Valid XHTML.. Valid CSS.. Usable in any browser..

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