Exploring and sharing the wonders of the cosmos has been a goal for Focus from the beginning. We look to work with avenues that allow us to bring our passion for astronomy to the general public and educational venues. We understand astronomy can be a difficult subject to teach so we look to work with educators and public places to provide an astronomy outlet. 

Over the years Focus has grown to reach over 30,000 people annually through our outreach events. We look at attending large educational events, festivals, art walks as well as support other astronomy events and programs. Bringing telescopes to unlikely locations to show people that astronomy is accessible to anyone and everyone. 

Focus offerings a wide range of capabilities for educational programs. You can check out our Event Offerings page for full details. Below is a list of all the things we can do for the world of education.

  • Astronomy talks about folklore and science of the night sky. 

  • Night sky viewing

  • Day time viewing of the Sun and other objects 

  • Hands on meteorite display 

  • Studying the solar spectrum 

  • Basic of optics

  • Night sky photography workshops

  • Advanced astrophotography 

If you would like us to come out to your school, public event, etc... please let us know. We would love to join in and add something unique to your event. 

Public & Educational Events

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Upcoming Public Programs
Come join us at any of these up and coming events

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Night Sky with Stars

April 28th

PVCC: Black Mountain 

8:00pm to 10:00pm

34250 n 60th street 

Scottsdale, az 85266

Free stargazing event at Paradise Valley Community College: Black Mountain campus. Telescopes, live astrophotography and meteorite display. 

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Black Background

may 15th

total lunar eclipse 

starts at sundown

redmond ball field verrado

buckeye, az

An amazing, total lunar eclipse will take place on May 15th. Come join us for a free viewing of this celestial event. This even is hosted by the Astronomy Association of Arizona

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Black Sky

june 18th

buckeye skyline regional park 

8:00pm to 10:00pm

2600 n watson rd, buckeye, az 85396 

buckeye, az 85396

Free stargazing event at Buckeye Skyline Regional Park by the Arizona Association of Arizona. Telescopes, live astrophotography and meteorite display. 

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Space

June 18-25, 2022

Grand canyon national park 

World class star party held on the North and South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. This is open to the public on every night of the event and there is no cost to attend other than park entry.