The Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association is dedicated to educating the community about the advantages of smart lighting and protecting our unique dark sky. With your help, light pollution and light trespass can be minimized so that we and future generations can enjoy the wonders of the nighttime universe.
Fountain Hills stands apart from other communities for a number of reasons: its signature fountain, its geography and scenery, its small-town feel in the corner of a major metropolitan area, its adjacency to parks, preserves, and national forest, and its dark skies.
Fountain Hills, Arizona was awarded the rare distinction of being designated an International Dark Sky Community by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) leading to the proposed International Dark Sky Discovery Center, a 15,000 sq. ft. facility with a Dark Sky Observatory, Hyperspace Planetarium, Inspiration Theater, and an Immersion Zone.