Trending News on Flagstaff’s Night Sky


October 1, 2022 The Sky Needs Its Silent Spring Moment
November 1, 2019 How Flagstaff’s Solution To A Streetlight Problem Could Help Other Cities
October 22, 2019 How Flagstaff, Arizona, switched to LEDs without giving astronomers a headache
Flagstaff is setting the standard for best dark-sky protection in the age of LED lighting.
April 16, 2018 A Protected Night Sky over Flagstaff, Arizona Stellar Cities: 6 Places in the US That Take Stargazing Seriously

Flagstaff leads the list!

September, 2017  

How Flagstaff is Preserving Dark Skies

June 15, 2017

“Father Sky, Mother Earth” by Arline Martens (Best of Show)
Being Human: ‘NightVisions’ reminds us to look up and contemplate the night sky

June 11, 2017 ‘NightVisions’ brings another year of artistry for dark skies

Mar 29, 2017 The Real Reality Show: Losing the Night Sky

Astronomy Magazine multimedia

FDSC website mentioned at 2:03 of video

Feb 24, 2017 Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Western cities try to cut light pollution

High Country News

Feb 23, 2017

Photo: Carlos Chavez
Arizona’s dark-sky communities – How you can help astronomers with your smartphone

Aired on AZ 12 News NBC.

FDSC member, Lowell Observatory staff, and NAU Physics and Astronomy staff featured.


Jan 11, 2017 Images show Flagstaff’s dark skies success

Arizona Daily Sun front page and AP wire story

November 4, 2013 Digital Human: Dark

Aleks Krotoski explores what technology tells us about ourselves and the age we live in. We might want to drown it out in light, but as Aleks discovers, darkness can be good for us.

Features Flagstaff.


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