Become a proud sponsor of the Flagstaff Star Party and be a part of a uniquely Flagstaff event!
The Flagstaff Star Party welcomes a thousand visitors per night!
No Town “Owns” Dark Skies like Flagstaff!
“Astro-tourism” is a vibrant and growing sector of the tourism economy, and one that Flagstaff – the First International Dark-Sky City, is ideally positioned to take advantage of. The Flagstaff Star Party and Celebration of the Night shares Flagstaff’s world–renowned dark starry skies with those who may not have the opportunity to view starry night skies because of urban sky glow, yet have a curiosity and desire to see the beauty of a starry sky for themselves, and wish to experience with their families the wonder such views can inspire.
The 2022 Celebration of the Night will be kicked off by NightVisions Satellite exhibits in Flagstaff downtown art galleries opening at the beginning of September, and other events (see the Calendar of Events), working up to the anchor event of the Flagstaff Star Party, three nights of naked-eye and telescope viewing in Buffalo Park, with up to thirty telescopes hosted by amateur and professional astronomers. Thursday and Friday will also feature popular-level presentations by Flagstaff scientists about the wonders of the Universe over our heads, and photo-journalist Stan Honda will lead a night sky photography workshop! Saturday will feature The Dark Skies String Quartet playing night-inspired music under the stars! The Flagstaff Star Party and Celebration of the Night is a community supported event and the most easily accessible dark sky Star Party in the world, located in the center of Flagstaff at Buffalo Park. The Star Party has also partnered once again with the Flagstaff Festival of Science, which seeks to highlight northern Arizona as a community that values and embraces science discovery and lifelong learning.
We are committed to keeping this event free to the public and we would welcome you to partner with us.