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  • Economic Impact
    Economic impact studies show that Astronomy creates valuable, high paying jobs that stay in our communities and support numerous industries.
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  • Tools for Policy Makers
    Arizona’s specific environmental assets create a unique location for a thriving astronomy, planetary and space science industry.
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  • Dark Skies Initiatives
    Dark Skies initiatives provide win-win solutions for enhanced security on the ground while providing a brighter future for Arizonans.
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  • Educational Impact
    Astronomy and planetary science inspire minds and advance STEM education, preparing our workforce for AZ’s competitive economy.
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Because of our unique environment, Arizona is home to dozens of observatories and research facilities providing a wealth of valuable data.

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