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EVENTS

A group of kids exploring the night sky together.
  • Special Moon Viewing Event: A Free Community Astronomy Night
    Special Moon Viewing Event: A Free Community Astronomy Night
    Sat, Aug 10
    Gabe Zimmerman Trail Head
    Aug 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Gabe Zimmerman Trail Head, 16248 E Marsh Station Rd, Vail, AZ 85641, USA
    We invite you to join us for a Unique Lunar viewing night!
  • 2nd Annual Galaxy Gala - Gateway to a Dazzling Future
    2nd Annual Galaxy Gala - Gateway to a Dazzling Future
    Fri, Sep 27
    El Conquistador - A Hilton Resort
    Sep 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    El Conquistador - A Hilton Resort, 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704, USA
    Futuristic Dress-code? Professional Commodian? Galactic-Themed Space? That's just the beginning... Join us for an out-of-this-world experience filled with cosmic cocktails, stellar entertainment, and celestial surprises as we jump into a bright future and raise money for this important mission!

From a Tucson local after their first RFTS  stargazing event in January 2023 (Reddit):

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Y'ALL seriously have to go. It's pretty neat. My husband and I went to the last one. Do we know anything about astronomy? No, and you don't need to. They will show you and teach you and encourage you to be present in the moment. This isn't just something really awesome to learn and share with your friends and family. There is a really beautiful mental health component to it. I have legitimately not shut up about Reach for the Stars since finding it. You're going to meet some cool people and see even cooler things. I hope this finds the people it needs to like it did for me and you check the next event out! This would be an awesome thing to bring your mom to. The drive in is very tame. Totally drive up and there it is, you can't miss it, walk right up to it type thing. It is in the parking lot of the trailhead with no hike in to anywhere. There are porta johns in the same parking lot. The area is well maintained dirt. Well enough that I, with walking/ balance issues, could navigate in the semi dark with no difficulty. Since the event is happening at night be prepared for cooler weather. I dressed to be warm, with a jacket, hat, gloves, and brought a blanket to wrap myself in. I get cold very easily though, if you don't I might seem excessive but it is cooler at night. Bring some water or a hot coffee. I wouldn't bring any kind of flashlight as artificial lights are a no-no and ruin the viewing experience. They provide enough of the appropriate kind of light needed. It is so casual and approachable, you're both going to love it.

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If you don't live in Arizona, you can search for astronomy events near you on the amazing Night Sky Network website! 

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We invite you to join us for a variety of events, from star parties and lectures to hands-on activities and workshops. Many events are free and open to the public, like our stargazing events, so come out and learn more about the universe and our place in it. Our events are a great way to explore the wonders of the night sky and support our non-profit mission by further impacting youth in our community through the benefits of mental health via astronomy and STEAM. Join us and get ready for an exciting journey of discovery!

Some of the past events we have thrown or been a part of have included our masquerade, classic car show, raffles, and many fundraisers!

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