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) astronomy club. We have grown to 65 members in 2020 with 300 followers on Facebook.

SGAG represents the greater St. George area as far distant as Kanab and north of Cedar City. We are cooperating and working with the Southern Utah Space Foundation and the Colorado Plateau Dark Skies Cooperative (a unit of the International Dark-Skies Association). We have worked with 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 as well as Church groups, Cub/Boyscouts, Girlscouts, Brave Youth Camp, JROTC and various schools. 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 10 library telescopes as needed.

Membership includes:

Board of Directors: 2022

President/CEO Mark Shelton, Equipment Manger, Astronomical League Coordinator
Vice President Matthias Schmitt
Treasurer Don Warner, Membership
Secretary Ken Simons, EAA Investigator
Board Member Pete Ferdig, EAA Investigator, Outreach
Board Member Tom Olson, Night Sky Network Coordinator

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