Stellar Vista Observatory
The mission of the Stellar Vista Observatory is to provide observational experiences for people to enjoy appreciate and comprehend what can be seen in the clear night skies of southern Utah.

Kanab’s Stellar Vista

It is startling to realize that humanity’s view of the stars now resides on the endangered list for most humans who can no longer enjoy a starry sky from where they live. The nonprofit Stellar Vista Observatory aims to enable residents and visitors to enjoy and more fully comprehend the celestial beauty of southern Utah’s starry nights with the creation of a public educational observatory in Kanab, Utah.

Due to its geographical remoteness, the proximity of numerous national and state parks, national forests and monuments and the absence of light pollution, Kane County, Utah is one of the darkest regions of the western Colorado Plateau. The gateway community of Kanab is exceptionally well situated for astronomical viewing yet there is no public observatory here. Stellar Vista Observatory will fill this need.


Education

Stellar Vista Observatory will stimulate interest in science, provide hands on training, and provide tools for Kane County educators.

Tourism

A world class dark sky coupled with a state of the art observatory will make Kanab an elite dark sky destination in the United States.

Community Enhancement

An observatory will offer exciting night time activities, enhance community pride, deliver inspiration.


Recent Events


  • Stellar Vista Observatory Sky Report August 10 – August 16
    Stellar Vista Observatory Sky Report August 10 – August 16
    August 10, 2020

    Photo: Meteors radiate from the northeast but appear all over the sky. THE event this week is the annual Perseid Meteor Shower which peaks on the evening of Tuesday the 11th. Meteors, also called “shooting stars” are the flash of light you see when a piece of dust from outer space falls through our atmosphere. […]…

  • Stellar Vista Observatory Sky Report August 3 – August 9
    Stellar Vista Observatory Sky Report August 3 – August 9
    August 4, 2020

    The Sky Report is presented as a public service by the Stellar Vista Observatory, a nonprofit organization based in Kanab, Utah, which provides opportunities for people to observe, appreciate, and comprehend our starry night sky. Additional information is at www.stellarvistaobservatory.org. Send questions and comments toJohn@StargazingAdventures.org. Comet NEOWISE amazed everyone as the brightest comet in two […]…

  • Stellar Vista Observatory Sky Report July 27 – August 2
    Stellar Vista Observatory Sky Report July 27 – August 2
    July 26, 2020

    The Sky Report is presented as a public service by the Stellar Vista Observatory, a nonprofit organization based in Kanab, Utah, which provides opportunities for people to observe, appreciate, and comprehend our starry night sky. Additional information is at www.stellarvistaobservatory.org. Send questions and comments toJohn@StargazingAdventures.org. Comet NEOWISE remains visible in the early evening sky to […]…