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Welcome to the Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita, California.

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08/15/2014 - Election Results

The Local Group, Inc. held it's general election of the Board of Directors during the general membership meeting at 7pm on August 8th at Barnes & Noble in Santa Clarita.  There are 9 director seats available with 1/3 of them up for election each year.  This year there were five ... more

06/14/2014 - It's Official!

The Local Group is pleased to announce that we have been granted Non-Profit Tax Exempt status by the IRS!  We are now a 501(c)(3) corporation classed as a "public charity."  This means that any donations made to The Local Group are now tax deductible.  We have been working on this ... more

05/12/2014 - Placerita Canyon Open House

It was a nice warm and slightly breezy day at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center on Saturday, May 10th.  Most of us arrived around 9am and set up in our usual place.  The crouds started showing up around 10am.

Glenn Basore, Christine Schmidt, Lavere Schmidt , Dave Flynn, Brian ... more

03/07/2014 - DisneyToon Studios

With a break in the weather ( clouds) we were able to have our second Star Party at DisneyToon Studios.

Even before night fall employees were gathering around the telescopes wanting to know what we were looking at. The Moon was up pretty high and a few were ... more

01/17/2014 - John Dobson Dies at 98

From the Sidewalk Astronomers website:

It is with heavy hearts that we must report the passing of John Dobson. He died peacefully this morning, Wednesday, January 15th, in Burbank, California. He was 98 years old. He leaves behind a son, numerous close friends, and fans and admirers ... more