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Food in the Final Frontier

North Carolina Science Festival
Event organized by North Carolina Science Festival

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Have you ever wondered what the Milky Way smells like? Or the flavor of a galaxy cloud? On Friday, April 13th, PARI educators will answer these tasteful questions as they present “Food in the Final Frontier: A Taste of Space”! Prior to the presentation, you are invited to join us for a delicious, plated dinner of space-inspired entrees and drinks at PARI's campus restaurant, Smiley's at 6pm. This special dinner will prove to be an educational event itself as guests will be provided interesting, scientific facts on their entrees.

At the conclusion of the presentation, guests will enjoy a campus tour and trip to PARI’s exhibit galleries. Weather permitting, the evening will conclude with a trip to our Sky Deck, where PARI astronomers and volunteers will point out the constellations and use PARI’s telescopes to view the night sky.

“This is certain to be one of our most entertaining and engaging Evening at PARI programs.” said PARI Director of Learning Experiences Christi Whitworth. “We encourage everyone in the family to attend and experience this special event with us.”
The event will take place regardless of the weather, so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately and 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.

Reservations are required and will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $20 per adult ($35 including dinner), $15 for seniors/military ($30 including dinner), $5 per child ages 6-10 ($13 including dinner). Children 5 and under are admitted free (dinner is free). For additional information contact Chelena Blythe at cblythe@pari.edu.