Support Statements

“Educating people about the wonders of the night sky and the importance of preserving dark skies is a goal we share with the International Dark Sky Discovery Center.” – Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director, International Dark Sky Association

“As the 17th International Dark Sky Community in the world, our Town is a perfect location for the International Dark Sky Discovery Center and we strongly support the collaborative effort.” – Ginny Dickey, Mayor, Town of Fountain Hills

“Dark skies are critical to Arizona’s multibillion-dollar astronomy industry, and we appreciate the efforts in Fountain Hills to maintain and promote dark skies in the Phoenix area and statewide.” – Dr. Jeffrey Hall, Director, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ