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PARI Program To Focus On Galaxies, Nebulae, Night Skies – Rosman NC


Last updated 11/27/2013 at 8:47am

PARI Manager of IT Support Mark Krochmal will discuss Messier Objects during an Evening at PARI presentation Friday, Dec. 13, at PARI. Messier Objects are galaxies, nebulae and other celestial objects that can be observed with the naked eye, binoculars or a small telescope. The public is invited. Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3 p.m. the day of the event. For more information, visit or call (828) 862-5554.

The pubic is invited to a program about Messier Objects at PARI Friday, Dec. 13. The program is part of the Evening at PARI series and will include a tour of the PARI campus and, weather permitting, celestial observations using PARI's telescopes.

"Messier Objects are galaxies, nebulae and other such night-sky phenomena that are observable with the naked eye, binoculars or small telescopes," said Mark Krochmal, PARI's manager of IT support and the program presenter. "They are named for French astronomer Charles Messier, who was a comet hunter and so frustrated by objects that resembled co...

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