Saturday Sept 23 and Thursday, Sept 21

This driving tour will head Southwest from Asheville down the mountains to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI).

Explore the past, visit the future. 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, 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.

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