Black Mountain


Welcome to Events at Black Mountain

The Black Mountain campus hosts a number of events throughout the year, many of which are free and open to the public. Use the links below to find out more information about our upcoming events.

On October 11th, join the Phoenix Astronomical Society and Paradise Valley Community College for an anniversary celebration! PAS was established in 1948, and they will hold their 70th Anniversary Celebration from 5:00PM – 10:00PM at the PVCC Black Mountain location. The event will include indoor activities such as hands-on demos, short astronomy lectures, a display of astronomy artwork from local schools, and free raffles throughout the night! Lecture topics will include Astronomy 101, Combatting Light Pollution, A Local Home-Made Star Barn Planetarium, and the History of PAS. Then, at 7:00PM, the event will become a Star Party! The dark skies of Cave Creek provide the perfect opportunity for viewing planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. The Phoenix Astronomical Society and PVCC Astronomy Faculty will provide telescopes and help you make the most of this opportunity to view the night sky. Attendees will even have the chance to check out PVCC Black Mountain’s 14 inch Schmidt Cassegrain telescope. The telescope collects 3.136 times more light than the human eye, allowing viewers to explore the colors of the Orion Nebula and storms on Jupiter. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate; let PAS be your portal to the stars!

This event is free to the public and designed for all ages.

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Join us Thursday evenings for our free community Star Party. Observe the night skies through high power telescopes. The event is a partnership with PVCC Astronomy faculty and the Phoenix Astronomical Society. RSVP are requested so we can ensure we have enough telescopes. Info: 602-561-5398 RSVP:

Do you know where you will transfer to?

PVCC at Black Mountain hosts a transfer fair to help you find the transfer option that is best for you. A number of universities will be in attendance, so stop by and visit with the recruiters to see what each college has to offer!

STEAMtastic is a celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and math in our everyday lives through fun, hands-on activities for all ages. The event is FREE and open to the public. There expo and demonstrations are followed by stargazing, with the Phoenix Astronomical Society.

The event is located in PVCC at Black Mountain's Aquilla hall, and activities include a potato launcher, subzero science, an evening star party, molecular gastronomy, glow in the dark activities, and much more!

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