Stars Light Up Fountain Hills’ Night Skies in December

telescope and starsOne of the quiet wonders of life in Fountain Hills is our beautiful night skies.  Our Sunrise and Sunset moments are without parallel, but our star-brightened night skies are an additional blessing.  The views to the north and east are unhampered by the light reflection of the Valley, and reflect the careful Town planning for continuing to preserve the wonder of dark skies.  But our Fountain Hills Library has made the experience even better.

Thanks to a generous donation, the Fountain Hills Branch Library now has three telescopes available for check out! They can be checked out for one week by an adult and can be renewed up to five times if there are no customers waiting.

OrionStarblastCheck one out at the Customer Service desk in the library or place a request online by clicking on the link above or by searching the catalog for Orion StarBlast. Learn more about the telescopes by watching these videos:

  • Introduction
  • The telescope
  • Transporting
  • Aligning the finder
  • Care and maintenance
  • An observing session

http://mcldaz.org/custom/branches/fountainhills.aspx

 

For more information about astronomy, attend a free meeting of the Fountain Hills Astronomy Club

http://www.fhastronomy.org/

Open to all stargazers, experienced and wannabe!  Please mark your calendars for Monday, December 14th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Navajo Room of the Fountain Hills Community Center

Want to know which nights will be best for star-gazing?

Clear Dark Sky.com is also a great on-line source for predictions of the nights with the greatest visibility.

http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/FntnHllsAZkey.html?1

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