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STARGAZING HIKE: Moonless

Adero Trail Eagle Ridge Dr,, Fountain Hills,, Arizona

Join me for this great night hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. I’ll give you a laser-guided tour of the night sky, share cultural star stories, and we’ll take a peek at some celestial objects in a telescope at the end of the hike. This event is a partnership with the Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain […]

STARGAZING HIKE: First Quarter Moon

Adero Trail Eagle Ridge Dr,, Fountain Hills,, Arizona

Join me for this great night hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. I’ll give you a laser-guided tour of the night sky, share cultural star stories, and we’ll take a peek at some celestial objects in a telescope at the end of the hike. This event is a partnership with the Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain […]

FULL MOON EVENT: Full Moon Fitness Walk

Fountain Hills, AZ Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

Get some extra steps on your fitness tracker while enjoying some time under the magic of a Full Moon. In addition to the 2-mile walk, you’ll learn about the cultural history of January’s Full Cold Moon. You’ll also get a more intimate view of our closest celestial neighbor through a telescope, along with a close-up […]

$10.00

STARGAZING HIKE: Moonless

Fountain Hills, AZ Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

Join me for this great night hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. I’ll give you a laser-guided tour of the night sky, share cultural star stories, and we’ll take a peek at some celestial objects in a telescope at the end of the hike. This event is a partnership with the Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain […]

PRESENTATION: Fountain Hills Community Center

Fountain Hills Community Center 13001 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

The human cosmos is embedded into every facet of our lives, from timekeeping to agriculture to architecture and beyond. Find out how ancient cultures like the Egyptians, Greeks, Maori, and local Hohokam used the night sky and hear the stories they told of the stars. Get ready for the night sky to come to life […]

STARGAZING HIKE: First Quarter Moon

Fountain Hills, AZ Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

Join me for this great night hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. I’ll give you a laser-guided tour of the night sky, share cultural star stories, and we’ll take a peek at some celestial objects in a telescope at the end of the hike. This event is a partnership with the Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain […]

Full Moon Event: Full Moon Fitness Walk

Fountain Hills, AZ Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

Get some extra steps on your fitness tracker while enjoying some time under the magic of a Full Moon. In addition to the 2-mile walk, you’ll learn about the cultural history of February’s Full Snow Moon. You’ll also get a more intimate view of our closest celestial neighbor through a telescope, along with a close-up […]

$15.00

STARGAZING HIKE: First Quarter Moon

Fountain Hills, AZ Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

Join me for this great night hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. I’ll give you a laser-guided tour of the night sky, share cultural star stories, and we’ll take a peek at some celestial objects in a telescope at the end of the hike. This event is a partnership with the Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain […]

Spring Equinox Sunrise Hike

Fountain Hills, AZ Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

Join me for a Spring Equinox hike and nature meditation. We’ll set off for our hike in time to watch the sunrise from the top and take a moment to connect with nature and journal (journals provided, or bring your own.) I’ll also share some cultural Spring Equinox observances from around the world. PLEASE NOTE: […]

$20.00

DARK SKY FESTIVAL

Fountain Hills Community Center 13001 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

Join me at the 5th annual Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Enjoy fascinating keynote speakers, hands-on exhibits, virtual reality journeys into the solar system, live nocturnal animals, food trucks, live music, a beer & wine garden, a silent auction, and so much more. CLICK HERE to get all the event details […]

Stargazing at the Fountain

Revel in a stargazing experience in the heart of Fountain Hills with the iconic fountain as a backdrop. This memorable experience will be held the week of the Flutter at the Fountain event, a fundraising effort for the Fountain Hills Community Foundation. Peer through the telescope to see the craters of the moon, journey across […]

$15.00

STARGAZING HIKE: Moonless

Fountain Hills, AZ Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

Join me for this great night hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. I’ll give you a laser-guided tour of the night sky, share cultural star stories, and we’ll take a peek at some celestial objects in a telescope at the end of the hike. This event is a partnership with the Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain […]