Night Sky Tourist Podcast: Flagstaff, Arizona- Episode 7

Night Sky Tourist Podcast: Flagstaff, Arizona- Episode 7

In this episode, we take a trip to Flagstaff, Arizona, the world’s first International Dark Sky Community. It is the home of Lowell Observatory where Pluto was discovered in 1930. This is our introduction to AstroTourism. Flagstaff also offers great daytime...
Tonto National Monument: International Dark Sky Park

Tonto National Monument: International Dark Sky Park

On May 7, 2019, Tonto National Monument in Arizona was designated an International Dark Sky Park. On January 25, 2020, before the pandemic, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in their Dark Sky Designation Celebration and share about Night Sky Tourist with...
Fountain Hills, Arizona: A Dark Sky Community

Fountain Hills, Arizona: A Dark Sky Community

Fountain Hills, Arizona is more than an International Dark Sky Community, although it is that. It is also the place I have called home for twenty-three years. The first time I visited Fountain Hills was three years before I moved here. We drove down Shea Boulevard...
Asteroid Headed Toward Earth…Will It Hit?

Asteroid Headed Toward Earth…Will It Hit?

You might have seen it in the news lately: “Asteroid Headed Toward Earth One Day Before November Election.” Are we in danger of the next mass extinction? Should we sell all we have and run up our credit cards because the end of the world is weeks away? Let’s all take...