Astronomy group to become official, speaker scheduled on double stars

This meteor was photographed from Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 11, 2016 | Photo by Justin Lunceford, St. George News / Cedar City News

ST. GEORGE –  The St. George Astronomy Group will meet Tuesday to organize as an official club and hear guest speaker talk about double stars.

Slide 1 SGAG astronomy flyerThe group has been operating informally and has sponsored several local stargazing events. However, at Tuesday’s meeting, officers will be elected and decisions made about how to become an organization that is exciting, educational and fun. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting.

The group plans to hold regular educational meetings to help educate the public about the many aspects of astronomy, group spokesman Mark Shelton said.

Becoming an official club, he said, will help foster friendships and interaction with local astronomers, both professional and amateur. It will also allow the new club to become part of a national astronomy organization and advocate for dark skies in Southern Utah.

The group also plans to continue holding regular star parties.

Dr. Samuel Tobler of Dixie State University will speak about double stars at Tuesday’s meeting.

Event details

  • What: Organizing meeting for the St. George Astronomy Group; guest speaker Dr. Samuel Tobler of Dixie State University.
  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Room 115 of the Science Building on the Dixie State University campus.
  • Cost: Free

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