Apache-Sitgreaves Research Center, Inc. is an independent astronomy research institution operating the Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory located in Overgaard, Arizona.
We offer you access to World-Class dark skies, DARKER than any other observatory that offers public observing in Arizona.
And, we have the LARGEST dedicated public telescope - in Arizona and the Southwest U.S.!!
We also offer items dedicated to improving Your Personal Observing Experience.
For our Friends Of The Observatory, who have shown their support for The Observatory, we offer special savings.
Our hats are available, too! Like the one Steven wears while operating the 36-inch Telescope at The Observatory, you, and your friends and family, can have the look which turns heads with a hat from the BEST Observatory in Arizona!
The large Planisphere helps you learn the Constellations (and is glow-in-the-dark!!).
The 11"x17" Laminated Spectacular Object Chart Card lets you see what can be found in those constellations.
The Constellation Guide to Spectacular Objects Book shows you where, exactly, in the constellation to look.
The private-label AS Research 10x50mm binoculars made for us, especially for astronomy with its 7-degree field of view, allows you to see those Spectacular Objects!!
Note, we have grouped certain items together for special savings.
SPECIAL SAVINGS; Planisphere, Spectacular Objects Laminated Chart and Guide Book, plus Binoculars!
The special goggles, with included light pollution filters, block most city lighting in the sky and help you see meteor showers back home where light pollution would normally prevent seeing them, also allowing you to see not only shooting stars, but starlight from the Milky Way, and, light from the Faint Nebula (some that you may have seen through the 36-inch telescope if you have visited The Observatory). The filters can flip up out of the way too! Those same filters in the goggles are available separately for use in telescopes, see the size pull-down menu below.
SPECIAL SAVINGS; City Observing Goggles with Pair of 2-inch Filters!! Towards the right shows the goggles and the filters still in their packages, while on the left shows the filters installed. Note the filters can flip up and out of the way! This sale is for one goggle and a pair of filters.
These filters have special pricing when bundled with the goggles, but are available separately - and greatly improve the general view when used in a telescope! Choose the size filter of eyepiece diameter you are using.
If you have visited The Observatory then you have witnessed the dramatic improvement in the view to show the nebulousity when using the Oxygen III filter!! Improve your view, too, by choosing from the filter selections below. Choose the size filter of eyepiece diameter you are using.
If you have visited The Observatory then you know what a FUN TIME it can be!!
These online tickets are redeemable for a future evening of the Night Sky Observing Program that would be listed on the Event Calendar as a normally scheduled night (Events are typically set up one to two months in advance, tickets are subject to the typical policies of the program, like weather issues, and are good for one year from date of purchase).