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The Night Sky: Past & Present

  • Aired: 03/30/2014
  • 09:55
  • Rating: NR
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is a non-profit astronomy, research and education facility located in western North Carolina. PARI scientists recognized the archival value in saving the old astro-photographic plates and created the Astronomical Photographic Data Archive, or ADPA, to be housed at PARI’s vast campus.
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The Night Sky: Past & Present
Data from antique Astro-Photographic plates is being collected via crowd sourcing.
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