Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival

The Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival took place April 21, 2018  at the Fountain Hills Community Center to promote our new designation as only the 17th International Dark Sky Community in the world. If you attended the event, thank you for joining us!

Please enjoy this photo slideshow, highlighting some of our event moments.


Download the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival flyer in PDF format for printing.

Nationally know speaker presentations included:

  • 4:00 PM: Dr. Pierre Deviche – The Impact on Wildlife of Artificial Light at Night: Light Has a Dark Side
  • 5:00 PM: Kenneth Zoll – From Sun Rise to Meteor Falls: Cultural Astronomy of the Prehistoric Southwest
  • 6:00 PM: Dr. Jeffrey Hall – A Planet by Any Other Name: The Recent History of Pluto
  • 7:00 PM: Mayor’s Welcome, Awards for Contest Winners
  • 7:15 PM: Harun Mehmedinovic & Gavin Heffernan – A Magical Night Sky Masterpiece: The 150,000 Mile Journey That Created a Stunning, Award-Winning Visual Experience

If you attend the event, thank you for joining us!