St. George Astronomy Group
The St. George Astronomy Group is an informal association 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.
are no officers, dues, or formal meetings. Membership is open to anyone who
wishes to actively participate in hosting star parties and working for dark
skies over St. George.
People who wish to know about the group's public activities can join our mailing list.
Public Star Party at Toquerville City Park
Friday, June 12, 2015
The St. George Astronomy Group and Toquerville City will host a free public star
party at Toquerville City Park on Friday evening, June 12, 2015. All are invited to
view the sky through a variety of telescopes and learn the constellations.
The star party will be held in the city park at the far end of the parking lot, where
parking is also available. The City Center Park is located at 250 W Center Street.
The party begins at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately three hours. The first
hour will be observing the sun with special solar telescopes. Then as it gets
darker telescopes will be pointed to the planets, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.
When it is really dark we will observe double stars, star clusters, and distant
galaxies. An astronomer will use a laser to point out bright stars and major
If the weather turns cloudy the party will be cancelled.