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Flagstaff, Arizona (U.S.)

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The brilliant Milky Way arises over Flagstaff’s iconic San Francisco Peaks. Photo by Dan and Cindy Duriscoe.

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Designated

2001

Category

Dark Sky Community

Address

Arizona, USA

Contact

Chris Luginbuhl
Website

Land Area

255 km2

Documents

Lighting Code

About

Flagstaff is the world’s first International Dark Sky Place, receiving its designation in 2001. The city, home to Lowell Observatory and the U.S. Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station, has long been a leader in outdoor lighting policy, enacting the world’s first outdoor lighting ordinance in 1958. Flagstaff has led the way in proving that the protection of dark night skies in a growing city need not come at the expense of economic development.

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