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Flagstaff’s commitment to stargazing is supported with light restrictions making it the ideal destination to explore the night skies.
No, seriously! From discovering Pluto and training astronauts to walk on the moon, to becoming the FIRST International Dark Sky City, Flagstaff has a rich lunar legacy.
On October 24th, 2001, the City of Flagstaff became the World’s First International Dark Sky City a designation awarded by the International Dark Sky Association. Flagstaff’s low light pollution and commitment to enforcing stargazing-friendly lighting restrictions make it the ideal destination to explore the night skies.
50,000 years-old Meteor Crater was left as the result of a meteorite (estimated to be about 150 feet across and weighing several hundred thousand tons) striking the Earth with a force 150 times greater than an atomic bomb explosion.
For more than 125 years, Lowell Observatory has connected people to the universe, through education, exploration and discovery. Lowell Observatory carved out a niche for many discoveries including Pluto. History is made every day by their brilliant team of researchers.