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

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09/25/2015 - Supermoon Elipse

This Sunday, September 27th, we will have a full eclipse of the moon.  This is an unusual eclipse in that it also takes place during a supermoon when the moon is closest to the earth in it's orbit during a full moon.  The supermoon has relatively little astronomical significance.  The ... more

08/17/2015 - White Mountains 2015

Over the weekend of August 14th, 2015 The Local Group traveled up to The White Mountains, California for our annual dark sky camping trip.  These are always a great time and this year was no exception!  The astronomy is always fantastic and the fellowship and comradrie is wonderful.  We had ... more

07/16/2015 - Wow! What a party!

We had a triple event last weekend with a star party, pizza party and Girl Scout outreach all happening at the same time and place.  Our quarterly Vasquez Rocks Star Party kicked off with folks arriving around 6pm.  We had astronomers from The Local Group and LAAS. I think I ... more

06/21/2015 - Sidewalk Astronomy at the Mall

We had a great time doing some Sidewalk Astronomy last night at the Valencia Mall with well over 200 people checking out the views of the sun, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and a beautiful crescent moon.  We were situated in the plaza just outside TGI Friday's and Sisley.  We started around ... more

04/11/2015 - Things to look at this month.

Here are some things to look forward to in the next month or so:

  • Lyrids Meteor Shower - Expected to peak during the evenings of April 22nd and 23rd as the earth passes through the trail of comet Thatcher.  Look between the constellations Lyra and Hercules ... more