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