St.George Astronomy Group

Our monthly general meeting is usually on the 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00PM (except December)
usually at the Washington Branch Library, 220 N 300 E, Washington, UT.
Check our calendar for details and for spontaneous events.

About SGAG

The St. George Astronomy Group (SGAG) was formed in November 2013 when several local amateur astronomers gathered to...

In August of 2016, the St. George Astronomy Group became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity (509(a)(2) corporation). We have grown to 65 members in 2020, with 700 followers on Facebook in 2023.

SGAG represents the greater St. George area as far east as Kanab, UT, as far north as Beryl and Cedar City, UT, and as far south as Mesquite, NV. We have worked with the Southern Utah Space Foundation, the Colorado Plateau Dark Skies Cooperative (a unit of the International Dark Skies Association), Quail Creek/Gunlock State Park, City of Ivins, St. George Children's Museum, Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Grand-Canyon Parashant National Monument, Springdale City, Toquerville City, Conserve SW Utah, and the city of St. George. We do free star and solar parties for church groups, Cubscouts, Boyscouts, Girlscouts, Brave Youth Camp, JROTC, schools, homeschool associations, and libraries. We are members of the Astronomical League and the Night Sky Network.

SGAG has promoted and supported the Library Telescope Program. To date, we have donated two 4.5" table top DOB telescopes to the library system. We maintain all ten library telescopes as needed.

Membership includes:

Board of Directors: 2024

President/CEO Tom Olson, Night Sky Network Coordinator
Vice President Donald Warner, Programs
Secretary Kathie Wasserman
Treasurer Matthias Schmitt, Membership
Board Member Pete Ferdig, EAA Investigator
Board Member Mark Shelton, Equipment Manger, Astronomical League Coordinator
SGAG_Bylaws (2022-11-08)

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