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About Dark Skies

The Friends of Agua Fria National Monument (FAFNM) is currently working with the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) to request designation of the Agua Fria National Monument to be recognized as a Dark Sky Park.

The application process for Dark Sky Park certification takes 2-3 years to complete and requires recording of Dark Sky qualities, community education, and park resource planning. 

Dark Sky Events

Dark Sky Locations - Badger Springs Trailhead

Clear Sky Chart for Badger Springs


Friends of Agua Fria Astronomy Committee

Photos of Dark Sky on the Monument

20 photo(s) Updated on: 29 Feb 2024
  • Comet Neowise
  • Silver Creek
  • Agua Fria Dark Sky Poster Project
  • Full Moon at Badger Springs
  • Along Bloody Basin Rd.
  • Dark Sky Party at I-17 and Badger Springs Turnoff
  • Turn left at Orion
  • Agua Fria National Monument entrance at Bloody Basin
  • Dark Sky Party at Badger Springs Trailhead
  • Dark Sky quality at FR24 and Bloody Basin Rd.
  • Dark Sky Party for Friends of Tonto National Forest
  • Dark Sky Party at Badger Springs Trailhead
  • Community Outreach at Phoenix College
  • Dark Sky party at Visitors Center at Black Canyon City
  • Badger Springs
  • MIlky Way at Agua Fria National Monument
  • Night Sky along FR 24
  • NIght Sky at Pueblo La Plata
  • Agua Fria National Monument entrance.
  • Badger Springs Trailhead



Friends of Agua Fria National Monument

P.O. Box 290

Black Canyon City, AZ  85324


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