Public & Educational Events

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. 

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

Night Sky with Stars

September 29th

pvcc Black mountain star party 

 7:00pm to 9:00pm

34250 N 60th St 

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Public astronomy night held at Paradise Valley Community college in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Black Rock

October 7th

four peaks mining co. 

7:00pm to 9:00pm

9500 E via de Ventura 

suite D-110

Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Stargazing and meteorites displayed throughout the evening. Inside the shop enjoy an beautiful collection of jewelry, gemstones and geological artifacts.

Solar Eclipse

october 22nd

sol: solar observing lab 

10:00am to 3:00pm

17835 n 44th st

Phoenix, az 85032

Special event hosted by Focus Astronomy for safe observation of the sun. Check the link below for the official webpage and event details. 

Star Cluster

October 27th

pvcc Black mountain star party 

 7:00pm to 9:00pm

34250 N 60th St 

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Public astronomy night held at Paradise Valley Community college in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Nov. 17th

pvcc Black mountain star party 

 7:00pm to 9:00pm

34250 N 60th St 

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Public astronomy night held at Paradise Valley Community college in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Space

Sept. 23 & 24, 2022

oracle dark sky cultural festival 

Astronomy festival full of speakers, events and telescope viewing held in Oracle, AZ. Sponsored by Explore Scientific.