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Most events are free and have a limited number of openings. Pre-registration with the Town of Fountain Hills is required. Click on the course number to register.

Scorpions, Scorpius and Stars

Friday, June 23, 2023

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location -

Adero Canyon Trailhead 14800 N Eagle Ridge Dr

Leader - 

Vicky Derksen
Janice Holden


The SCFH invites you join Vicky Derksen of Night Sky Tourist and FH Dark Sky Association for a unique opportunity to hunt for scorpions on the ground and in the sky. Learn about the constellation Scorpius while learning about the impact of light pollution on our desert scorpions. End the night by searching for scorpions and looking at the moon through a telescope. This is not a hike. Bring preregistered children over 8 years, wear comfortable clothing, close-toed. shoes, bring water, and a black light if looking for scorpions. No pets please. Vicky Derksen is the host of the Night Sky Tourist podcast, President of the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association and serves on the board of the International Dark Sky Discovery Center. You can find her online at

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