Friday, December 6, 2013

St. George Astronomy Group

The St. George Astronomy Group was created a week ago. It is an informal association of amateur astronomers in St. George, Ivins, and other nearby communities in southwest Utah.

The group was formed to:
  • Exchange ideas and foster fellowship among people with an interest in astronomy;
  • host public star parties, and
  • Promote proper lighting and dark skies over southwest Utah. 
There 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 by sending an email, or check the Calendar.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Night sky surveys - SW Utah

The St. George Astronomy Group ( is planning to conduct night sky surveys in 2014 to seek International Dark-Sky Association certification in a couple of communities in SW Utah. We need two pieces of equipment: A Unihedron Sky Quality Meter and a fish-eye 180 degree lens that will fit a Nikon D80 DSLR camera (or could we use your camera). Please contact me if you have either of these items and are willing to share them in early 2014, or better yet, participate in the survey. Thank you.