PARI Star Party & 50th Anniversary Celebration
Date: October 25-27
Location: Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Rosman, NC
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute will be holding its annual star party in conjunction with this years 50th anniversary of the Rosman Tracking Station. Originally purposed for communications during the Apollo missions, the site served several years as an NSA listening post, and has now been repurposed as a radio observatory and science educational and outreach center. Much of the original infrastructure remains in place, and PARI hosts a museum of NASA artifacts and a collection of meteorites, as well as a repository of historical astronomical glass plate archives.
For more information, visit PARI at http://www.pari.edu