Dark Sky Observatory

The 20.5-foot domed observatory will feature the largest telescope in the Greater Phoenix area, a 27.5-inch (.7 meter) PlaneWave telescope with fused silica optics designed for public viewing, research, live broadcasts, and astrophotography.

The installation includes a deep space imaging camera, a lunar/planetary camera, and an ADA-compliant eyepiece system.

Additional high-quality, portable telescopes will be used on our private outdoor viewing terrace. With the Dark Sky Observatory, there is no other comparable astronomical viewing experience in the Phoenix metropolitan area.