Plans Unveiled for International Dark Sky Discovery Center in Arizona

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An $18 million, multi-functional, non-profit International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC) is planned to open towards the end of 2021 in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

The 15,000-square-foot facility will feature four distinct educational attractions: A Dark Sky Observatory, a Hyperspace Planetarium, an Inspiration Theater, and an Immersion Zone filled with interactive exhibits and a featured dark sky immersion experience.

In addition to being a regional attraction, the IDSDC plans to fulfill its mission with science-based education and experiences that will support STEM educational programs and foster partnerships with Arizona State University and area community colleges and high schools.

Fountain Hills, Arizona, with the distinction of being the world’s 17th International Dark Sky Community and its proximity to a major metropolitan area, is an ideal location for the IDSDC from both a functional and sustainability perspective. Its dark skies support the observatory related activities of the facility while the population in excess of four million people living in the Greater Phoenix area helps ensure the project’s sustainability.


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