Screen shot from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute’s website shows seismic activity this morning (in red). The USGS confirmed a 2.9-magnitude earthquake near Marion.
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute encourages girls to try their hands at food chemistry in the hopes of inspiring the next generation of female scientists.
A science program just for girls will combine fashion and electrical circuits to create some high-tech clothing.
PARI is hosting a public Star Party Oct. 28-30. Registered visitors will have the opportunity to spend the entire weekend on campus and will be treated to celestial observations using PARI telescopes, workshops, campus tours, nature hikes and other activities.
"What can one say when a good thing comes to an end? Just that it was good while it lasted." Lines from a plaintive autobiography or sappy romance novel? Nope: These poignant words, culled from an official government document, are part of a loving farewell to a local spy base. According to a once highly […]
For most of the year, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, nestled 30 miles south of Asheville in the Pisgah National Forest, concerns itself with scientific duties. Smiling at the stars: A specially decorated radio telescope dish at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, which holds its annual Space Day open house Saturday, May 3. Photo courtesy […]
WNC facility to offer online viewing of tonight’s total lunar eclipse.
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is a former high-tech spy base and NASA tracking station that has morphed into an educational and research facility. PARI is now open for public tours each Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Few places are as packed with secrecy and discovery as “Rosman station,” as it was long called. Now the people who have worked at this remarkable facility are holding their first reunion, and everyone’s invited. The biggest ears in WNC: At PARI’s 200-acre campus, giant radio antennae and other advanced instruments take students to the […]
Few places are as packed with secrecy and discovery as “Rosman station,” as it was long called. Now the people who have worked at this remarkable facility are holding their first reunion, and you’re invited.
Perched beside the headwaters of the ancient French Broad River, outside the tiny town of Rosman, near Brevard, there is a magic window. Peering through it, you can look back through time all the way to the beginning of things, back when the universe was new and humans weren’t here at all. Further, even, to […]
Jonathan Walker, a senior computer-science major at UNCA, is tinkering with his robot. It’s a shoebox-sized contraption made of gray, green and yellow Legos, mini-motors and a tiny camera, and Walker looks a bit like a kid on Christmas morning as he lines it up with an assortment of neatly spaced glass lenses. But this […]