The “Star Dudes” are a group of local night sky enthusiasts who give stargazing experiences with their own telescopes. Here are some of the places where you can catch them and get a glimpse of planets, nebulae, distant galaxies, the surface of the moon, and more.
ADERO SCOTTSDALE RESORT
Enjoy telescope viewing on the back lawn of ADERO Scottsdale Resort on Friday evenings from October through May.
SONORAN CONSERVANCY OF FOUNTAIN HILLS
Vicky Derksen and the Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain Hills partner together to offer stargazing hikes in the preserve from October through April. Hikes conclude with telescope viewing in the parking lot.
FOUNTAIN HILLS ASTRONOMY CLUB
The Fountain Hills Astronomy Club periodically offers Star Parties in Centennial Circle in partnership with the Fountain Hills Library.
DARK SKY FESTIVAL
There is plenty of telescope viewing and laser-guiding star tours during the Dark Sky Festival.