Schematic Design of the Future Observatory Building by Architect Robert Kaczowka

Astro-tourism is a fast growing subset of the international tourism industry. Studies suggest that more than 80% of the world’s population lives under light polluted skies. Twenty three IDA certified Dark Sky Parks are scattered across the state of Utah! SVO will invigorate area businesses by providing an entirely new range of nighttime learning and discovery for visitors to Kane County and the City of Kanab from across the Americas and around the world.

Increase Local Revenue

  • Winter season affords excellent night sky viewing
  • Creates new reasons for visitors to experience Kane County, Utah

Year-round Astro-tourism

  • Encircled by IDA certified dark sky parks
  • Earth’s orbit and rotation, and the movement of the planets create new attractions every month