2014 Flagstaff’s “Year of the Night Sky”

Flagstaff Celebrates it’s Star-Filled Night Skies

Flagstaffs-Year-of-the-Night-Sky-proclamationOn March 28th 2014 the City of Flagstaff officially proclaimed 2014 as Flagstaff’s Year of the Night Sky to celebrate the scientific, cultural, and economic value to our region of the starry sky that wheels overhead every night.

Protection of the night sky began in Flagstaff in 1958 – and Flagstaff continues to set the standard for effective night sky protection. A Coconino Voices article in the Arizona Daily Sun described our special history and role in what is now an international dark-sky movement.



Year of the Night Sky Events

Shane McDermott: Heaven & Earth - NightVisions IV
20 Sept - 30 OctNightVisions V & 2014 Celebration of the NightCoconino Center for the Arts
20 September
6:00pm - 9:00pm
NightVisions V opening receptionCoconino Center for the Arts
Dr. Tad Theimer
25 SeptemberPresentation: The wild life of wildlife under Flagstaff's dark skies
Coconino Center for the ArtsPresentation by NAU professor Dr. Tad Theimer. Many dramas play out under the dark skies of a Flagstaff night. Foxes, skunks, raccoons, coyotes and a host of other animals wander our yards and streets at night and in many cases their behavior is directly influenced by the way we build our homes, landscape our yards and feed our pets. Come learn more about this alternative Flagstaff "night life." Presented in collaboration with Flagstaff Festival of Science.
Jane Ira Bloom
4 October
6:15 pm
The Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition and Flagstaff Arts Council present the world-renowned jazz group Night Skywriting Trio featuring Jane Ira Bloom, Mark Dresser, and Jerry Granelli in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Doors open at 5:30 pm, pre-concert talk is at 6:15 pm, and the concert begins at 7:30 pm.

For more information and to purchase tickets see here.
Stargazing at Flagstaff's Buffalo Park Looking up at Flagstaff's Buffalo Park
17 October - weather permitting! (18 Oct rain/cloud date)The First Flagstaff Star PartyBuffalo ParkThe premier of the Flagstaff Star Party, a family-oriented event to enjoy the starry skies of the First International Dark-Sky City
Orchestra Northern Arizona in 2011 Celebration of the Night
18 October
5:00pm & 7:00pm
Orchestra Northern Arizona Flagstaff Dark Skies Celebration ConcertCoconino Center for the ArtsFlagstaff premier of "Orbit - A Symphonic Fantasy" by Karim Elmahmoudi

2014 Celebration of the Night and NightVisions events supported by Flagstaff Arts Council and Flagstaff BBB funds.

To celebrate, promote, and protect the glorious dark skies of Flagstaff and northern Arizona.