Public invited to Feb. 8 Valentine program at PARI

Full announcement from PARI:

(January 23, 2013) – The public is invited to a special Valentine event Friday, February 8 at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Registered attendees will be treated to an evening of storytelling involving love stories associated with the night sky, followed by a tour of the campus and a trip to the PARI Exhibit Gallery.

The program is part of PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI series and will feature a series of stories presented by Dr. Bob Hayward. “The love stories have one thing in common,” said “Dr. Bob.” “They all deal with shenanigans so memorable that they are remembered using the sky. The stories come from around the world and are sure to provide an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience.”

The Evening at PARI program will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the Valentine presentation, followed by a campus tour, a trip to the Exhibit Gallery and an observing session. The program will take place regardless of the weather so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately for being outside and to wear comfortable walking shoes. Each participant will also have the opportunity to have a photo taken with a PARI telescope and will receive a subscription to the PARI newsletter and a 10% discount on PARI merchandise.

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. Evening at PARI programs cost $20 per adult, $15 for seniors/military and $10 for children under 14. Register and pay online at or call (828) 862-5554. For additional information contact PARI Education Director Christi Whitworth at


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