Welcome to

Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory

Operating the Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory

in Overgaard, Arizona

Our Mission;

AS Research is an independent research institution operating the Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory in northern Arizona, for ground-based space research and education. We conduct educational outreach programs that keep the focus relevant. As an educational resource for schools, our goal is to demonstrate to students; astronomy in the 21st century, and, develop the critical thinking skills needed to analyze the Universe. In financial support of our goal we offer public viewing and products which increase the enjoyment of personal digital imaging and personal visual observing.

Our Location;

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 Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory in Overgaard, Arizona is located at a world class dark sky site at just under 7000 feet elevation. We offer you access to World-Class dark skies using the largest public telescope in the Southwest US.

Our Skies;

The skies are not only extremely dark but very transparent, with sub-arc second seeing on most nights.

Press Releases;

Click the link below for the Apache-Sitgreaves Research Center press releases.

The Apache-Sitgreaves Research Plan

A decadal plan for future equipment and science that will be carried out.