Sometimes referred to as a dark sky oasis in the Valley of the Sun, Fountain Hills, AZ is located in the far northeast corner of the Phoenix Metropolitan area.  Its naturally dark skies result from being surrounded by the McDowell Mountains to the west, tribal lands and national forest to the south and east, and the McDowell Mountain Regional Park to the north. 

As shown below, the Arizona Dark Sky Discovery Center will be located in the Town Center and thus be easily accessible to out-of-town participants and users. The location also maximizes synergistic opportunities with the surrounding adjacent institutions such as the Community Center, Fountain Hills Library, River of Time Museum, Community Garden, and Town Hall.