Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) will partner with the Transylvania Community Arts Council to present an art exhibit from October 27 – November 17, 2017. Explore photographs of deep space, shots of the site, see a meteorite up close and learn more about space and PARI. The PARI site was initially developed by NASA in 1962 as the east coast facility to track satellites and monitor manned space flights.
Located in the half-million acre Pisgah Forest about 30 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, the PARI campus is a well-protected site for astronomy and should remain so for generations to come. The 200-acre campus contains 30 buildings with more than 100,000 square feet of floor space, including a state-of-the-art Research Building. PARI has redundant systems for water, power, fire protection and security. An extensive fiber optic communications network connects campus buildings and provides remote access to telescopes and instruments via the Internet.
The opening reception will be held on October 27 as part of Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk from 5 pm – 8 pm.