St.George Astronomy Group

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Our monthly general meeting is on the 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00PM (except December)
at the Washington Branch Library, 220 N 300 E, Washington, UT.

October 13 General Meeting (COVID CAUTIOUS)

About SGAG

The St. George Astronomy Group (SGAG) was formed in November 2013 when several local amateur astronomers joined forces to accomplish three goals, not necessarily in this order.

  • Advance interest in, and appreciation and understanding of the science of astronomy via education, public star parties and other events.
  • Perform education about proper lighting and its contribution to preservation of dark skies over southwest Utah.
  • Engage in such other activities as promote a general interest in the science of astronomy.

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, and the city of St. George. We are members of the Astronomical League and the Night Sky Network.

In late August of 2016 St. George Astronomy Group became a formal astronomy club. We have grown from 2 members in November of 2013 to 51 official club members in 2018. As the club has grown there were people that wanted more than just an informal organization. SGAG has evolved to meet its members needs.

Membership includes:

  • Free access to the clubs Loaner Telescopes
  • Free membership in the Astronomical League.
  • Quarterly Newsletter of the Astronomical League, The Reflector.
  • Membership in the Night Sky Network, a NASA/JPL sponsored project
  • Access to Night Sky Network Outreach Toolkits.
  • Public and Private Star Parties throughout the year.
  • Discounts on Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazine subscriptions.
  • Semi-annual social events.
  • Shared interests and enthusiasm.
  • Guest Speakers and activities at monthly meeting.

We are striving to make this organization fun and educational for everyone.

Board of Directors:

President/CEO   Tom Olson, Night Sky Network Coordinator
Vice President   Manning Butterworth, Membership
Secretary   Ken Simons, Lead EAA Investigator
Treasurer   James Sundstrom, Outreach Events
Equipment   Mark Shelton, Astronomical League Coordinator
Board Member   Debbie Whitaker, Locations Research

Come get involved and join the fun!

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