Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pisgah observatory program looks at winter night-time skies

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute will hold its monthly Evening at PARI program at 7 p.m. Dec. 11, looking at the wintertime night sky and celestial objects visible in Western North Carolina.

"We plan to provide a practical guide to the wintertime night sky and solar system objects visible in Western North Carolina,” said PARI Education Director Christi Whitworth. “Our storytelling staff will also share some of the lore associated with several objects of interest from around the world. This program is designed for all ages and all knowledge levels - from astronomy newcomers up to those who have been observing all their lives. We’ll also have an observing session so everyone can begin exploring the wonders of the universe right away.”

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Dec. 11.

Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult, $15 for seniors/military and $10 for children under 14. For additional information or to schedule a reservation contact Whitworth at 862-5554 or send an email to cwhitworth@pari.edu.

Reservations can also be made online at www.pari.edu.

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