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
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
Upcoming Public Programs
Come join us at any of these up and coming events
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.
total lunar eclipse
starts at sundown
redmond ball field verrado
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
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.
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.