International Dark Sky Discovery Center launches Capital Campaign!

International Dark Sky Discovery Center Launches $18 Million Capital Campaign to Build Science Facility Housing Largest Telescope in Greater Phoenix
Dear Friends,

Today marks the launch of the capital campaign for the International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC) and the 3rd anniversary of Fountain Hills being designated as the 17th International Dark Sky Community in the world. We could NOT be more excited about moving forward!

Central to the launch is an inspiring 3-minute video designed to introduce this extraordinary project.  Please enjoy watching it.


We need your help. The video tells an impactful story, and we ask you to share it with your network.  Please take action. Forward this email with a personal note, and share this link via email or on social media:

Let’s inspire donors and friends to be a part of this innovative endeavor.
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It takes a village to accomplish big things and we’re glad you’re part of our village. When the video is distributed widely, the stars will align, and this unique educational facility will become a reality. Let’s get the IDSDC built and bring the science of the universe to life!

Thank you for help,
IDSDC Board of Directors

Joe Bill, President
Ted Blank, Vice President
Nancy Bill, Secretary/Treasurer

Scott Adams, Jerry Butler, Clayton Corey
Vicky Derksen, Walt Franklin, Alan Magazine
Lisa Miller, Tony Pistilli, Jay Schlum

Our vision is to become the world’s center for learning about the importance of dark skies and what lies beyond. The unique educational approach using dark sky preservation as a portal to better understanding of astronomy, the space program, the universe, and sustainable life on earth will inspire, educate, and stir imaginations.  Thank you for your support!

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