St. George Astronomy Group


Monthly Meeting Flyer


The St. George Astronomy Group is a formal club of amateur astronomers in St. George, Toquerville and other nearby communities in southwest Utah.

The group was formed to (a) exchange ideas and foster fellowship among people with an interest in astronomy, (b) to host public star parties, and (c) to promote proper lighting and dark skies over southwest Utah.

Membership is open to anyone who wishes to actively participate.

People who wish to know about the group's public activities can join our mailing list.




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  Outreach

2018
  • April 14, 2018: Star Party at Mountain Meadows, Central, UT
  • April 14, 2018: Solar Party at St. George Children's Museum - Meet the Expert
  • April 10, 2018: Club Meeting, presentation - The Juno Mission to Jupiter
  • March 13, 2018: Club Meeting, presentation - Weird Worlds
  • February 13, 2018: Club Meeting, presentation - National Parks of Solar System
  • January 9, 2018: Club Meeting, Elections, Movie 400 years of Telescopes
2017
  • December 12, 2017: Club Christmas Party, Golden Corral
  • November 30, 2017: Cub scout star party, Hurricane
  • November 17, 2017: International Observe the Moon night, Toquerville
  • November 14, 2017: General Club Meeting
  • November 9, 2017: George Washington Academy Star Party
  • October 28, 2017: International Observe the Moon Night, Toquerville, UT.
  • October 20, 2017: Private Star Party, Visitors from Chicago, Zion Park
  • October 20, 2017: JROTC Club star party, Snow Canyon
  • October 10, 2017: Club Meeting
  • September 23, 2017: Public Solar Viewing, Children's Museum, St. George, 1-4PM Southwest Astronomy Festival
  • September 22, 2017: Public Star Party, Unity Park, Ivins, Southwest Astronomy Festival
  • September 12, 2017: Club Meeting, Round Table on Eclipse
  • August 29, 2017: Public Star Party, Springdale,,,, Utah Symphony
  • August 28, 2017: Star Party, Unity Park, Ivins.....For Utah Symphony
  • August 8, 2017: Club Meeting, Jim Hill........Eclipses
  • July 28, 2017: Star Party, Bryan Head Peak
  • July 11, 2017: Club Meeting, Manning Butterworth....Observing
  • June 23, 2017: Star Party, Gunlock State Park, Gunlock Reservoir.
  • June 13, 2017: Club Meeting, Donald Warner......Astrobiology
  • May 31, 2017: Star Party for the Girl Scouts
  • May 26, 2017: Public Star Party......Kolob area of Zion Park
  • May 9, 2017: Club Meeting. Hilton Long....Astrophotography
  • April 29, 2017: Solar Star Party. St. George Children's Museum. 1-3PM
  • April 28, 2017: Club Star Party. Dick Stones Home
  • April 11, 2017: General Club meeting, Naked eye observing
  • March 29, 2017: Star Party for Snow Canyon High School students and parents
  • March 30, 2017: Star Party for George Washington Academy students and parents
  • March 21, 2017: General Club meeting at DSU 7PM, Science Building room 137
  • March 18, 2017: Star Party to help Cedar Breaks celebrate dark sky award.
  • March 2, 2017: Star Party for Tonaquint Intermediate School
  • February 14, 2017: General Club meeting at DSU 7PM, Science Building room 115
  • January 27, 2017: Members only star party, Mark Shelton's home
  • January 10, 2017: General club meeting at DSU 7PM, Science Building room 115
2016
  • December 13, 2016: Annual Christmas/Holiday Party, Golden Corral, St. George
  • November 29, 2016: St. George Branch Library, 88 West 100 South - Astronomy presentation 6-7:30pm
  • November 8, 2016: General Club meeting at DSU
  • November 4, 2016: Silver Reef Star Party, Leeds UT.
  • October 11, 2016: General Club meeting at DSU
  • September 30, 2016: Star party at Quail Creek State Park. South boat ramp.
  • September 13, 2016: First General Club Meeting of SGAG
  • August 26, 2016: Star Party at mountain meadows, UT.
  • August 10, 2016: Star Party for Southern Utah Veterans home.
  • July 8, 2016: Virgin River Star Party 9:30-11PM.
  • June 10, 2016: Mountain Meadows Star Party 9-11PM.
  • May 12-14, 2016: Astronomy training for Parashant National Park
  • May 9, 2016: Solar telescope viewing of the transit of Mercury. At St. George UT. in Town Square.
  • April 29, 2016: Astronomy presentation at Sunriver assisted living center. St. George.
  • April 12, 2016: Solar presentation/viewing at Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins.
  • April 6, 2016: Solar/astronomy presentation at Arrowhead Elementary.
  • March 11, 2016: Members only..... star party at Dick Stone's Home.
  • February 10, 2016: Star Party for George Washington Academy students and parents.
  • February 4, 2016: DSU Space Club star party for Bloomington Elementary. 7-8:30 PM
  • January 16, 2016: Star Party at Ivins UT
2015
  • December 11, 2015: Annual Christmas Party. Sonny Boys Restaurant in Hurricane, UT.
  • October 9, 2015: Member Only Star Party at Dick Stone's Home
  • October 9, 2015: Pipe Spring Star Party (Telescope operators not needed)
  • September 27, 2015: Total Eclipse of the Moon, Unity Park, Ivins UT.
  • September 11, 2015: Leeds Wild West Star Party. Silver Reef Museum. Leeds UT.
  • August 12, 2015: Perseid Meteor Shower, Star Party, Ivins UT
  • July 10, 2015: Silver Reef Museum, Leeds, Ut (Star Party for the Museum)
  • June 26, 2015: Sunset on the Square, St. George City Town Square, Star Party
  • June 17-20, 2015: Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival, Star Party
  • June 12, 2015: Star Party at Toquerville City Park
  • May 21, 2015: Public Star Party at Unity Park. Ivins
  • May 7, 2015: Astronomy presentation at Arrowhead Elementary
  • April 25, 2015: Star Party.....Astronomy Day - Cancelled because of rain
  • April 9, 2015: Astronomy presentation at Snow Canyon High.
  • March 20, 2015: Star Party at Gunlock Reservoir
  • February 20-21, 2015: Joint star party with Ogden Astronomical Society
  • January 16, 2015: Star/Comet Party, Mark Shelton's home
2014
  • Christmas Party Dec. 12, 2014: Sonny Boys in Hurricane, UT
  • December 2, 2014: Telescope class/demonstration at George Washington Academy
  • November 22, 2014: Star Party at Dick Stone's Home
  • We will also issue a series of press releases that inform the public of events of local astronomical interest, such as eclipses. We plan to become Dixie’s source for local astronomical news.
  • October 23, 2014: Solar Eclipse at 2 Public Solar Viewing Locations.
  • September 29, 2014: Instant Star Party, Dick Stones home
  • September 24-30, 2014: Goblin Valley astronomy training and star parties. John Mosley is working with Goblin Valley State Park.
  • September 18-20, 2014: Great Basin Astronomy Festival
  • August 23, 2014: Star Party at Pine Valley
  • July 19, 2014: Star Party at Pine Valley
  • June 25-28, 2014: Annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival
  • June 27, 2014: Star Party, Dick Stones home
  • May 30, 2014: Star Party, Manning Butterworth's home
  • May 10, 2014: Springdale's Astronomy day.
  • April 26, 2014: We participated in the celebration of Dark Sky Designation for Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument at Dixie State University on April 26