We are an independent research institution located in Overgaard, Arizona.
We offer access to World-Class Dark Skies.
We are an independent research institution in Arizona for ground-based space research and education. As an educational resource for schools, our goal is to demonstrate to students astronomy in the 21st century and the critical thinking needed to analyze the data captured digitally of the Universe. In financial support of our goal we offer products which increase the enjoyment of personal digital imaging and personal visual observing. We conduct pure and applied research of stellar astrophysics in Arizona and provide educational outreach programs that keep the focus relevant.
We are located on top of the Colorado Plateau in Northern Arizona along with other significant astronomical resources like Lowell Observatories in Flagstaff and Anderson Mesa, and the 4.2-meter Discovery Channel Telescope in Happy Jack, the AS Research in Overgaard, Arizona is located at a world class dark sky site at just under 7000 feet elevation.
The skies are not only extremely dark but very transparent, with sub-arc second seeing on most nights.
The Apache-Sitgreaves Research Plan
A decadal plan for future equipment and science that will be carried out.