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A one-of-a-kind facility dedicated to enhancing community wellness through innovative ASTRONOMY, STEM & ART programs, events and experiences - Location: Pima County

Stargate's concept design.

Concept Design

The Goal of Stargate is to explore the universe to inspire and heal those in it. This is our vision and we invite all to join in and support this collective goal.

 Concept Designs

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A volunteer sharing his passion of astrology and telescope with a kid.







A kid exploring the night sky on his own with a telescope.
A kid excitedly working with a model spaceship and moon.
Tucson children at a Reach for the Stars event learning about astronaut psychology and the mental challenges of space travel.
Young kids taking the time to learn about and explore the universe they live in.


Founded with the mission to leverage the therapeutic and educational power of astronomy, Reach for the Stars has achieved remarkable success from its humble home-based beginnings. By engaging young people in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) through the lens of astronomy, the organization has been instrumental in helping manage stress, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts in participants in Pima County. 

Reach for the Stars stands at the crossroads of education and mental health support, using the allure of astronomy and the benefits of art and STEM education to foster psychological well-being in youth and the community. It seeks to take this groundbreaking work to the next level with a state-of-the-art facility featuring classrooms, offices, public observatory, and even an immersive planetarium. We believe this facility will be a vital forward step for Tucson and how it will reshape the after school experience for young people and their families who want their children to launch on a path towards success. 

The mental health crisis is more important now than ever. We must create a safe, positive, unique and fun educational space for them to shine. Stargate is the way forward and we want Pima County to set the example for the rest of the world to follow. 

In addition to the programs, Stargate will host public astronomy events and give access to advanced equipment for all to enjoy. Stargate will be a hub of STEM, art and astronomical fun, leading to careers, innovation, leaders, life skills and so much more. Finally, Stargate will house attractions for tourists to enjoy, capturing the essence of this amazing city and allowing hundreds of thousands to feel the awe effect all year round. There is so much to share, and it's only the beginning. Join us, become a member, attend a fundraiser, donate, share your skill sets and get involved!


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Night Sky

Step 1 : Securing 6+ acres of COMMERCIAL LAND 

Funding Needed:


  • Within the outer ring of Tucson City

  • Within 2 miles of bus routes, ideally

  • No "dark sky" location required

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