Back to Attractions Menu


Few spots offer the opportunities for star-gazing and night photography found in southeastern Arizona. The night-time temperatures are pleasant year round and the absence of city lights offers an astonishing backdrop of stars. Local observatories offer star-gazing opportunities to amateur and professional astronomers.

Huachuca Astronomy Club
presents public/member star parties, speakers and informative meetings. Meetings open to the public are often held at Patterson Observatory on the U. of A. South Sierra Vista Campus. See the calendar on their website for more information.

Find the best times and places for stargazing at