Save the date! The Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival is planned for April 21, 2018 from 3:00 PM– 10:00 PM at the Fountain Hills Community Center to promote our new designation!
Free Planned Activities
- Nationally known speakers will include:
- Jeffrey Hall, Director of Lowell Observatory
- Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan, producers of the BBC Earth Skyglow project
- Ken Zoll, Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Society and Museum and an expert in archaeoastronomy
- Pierre Deviche, Professor of Environmental Physiology in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and expert on the widespread effects of artificial light at night on wildlife.
- Mobile Planetarium
- Photo and Art Contests
- Animal Display (owls, hawks, critters) and dark sky related activities for children at the River of Time Museum
- Huge, out-of-this-world Star Party – with members of astronomy clubs from throughout the Valley bringing their telescopes to view sun spots during daylight hours and amazing stellar objects at night
- Food and craft beers will also be available.
We hope to see you there!