Welcome to the home page for the Local Group of Deep Sky Observers.
We are an astronomy club located in the Sarasota - Bradenton area of Florida.
Here you will find info on becoming a member, Sidewalk Astronomy
events and a bit about the club in general.



Telescopes 101

Do telescope shapes, designs and jargon confuse you?

On Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 PM, Ed McDonough of telescope maker Celestron and
members of LGDSO will be on hand to clear all of this up! Should you ever decide to own a telescope,
you will be prepared with everything you need to make an intelligent decision.
And if you already own a telescope, get tips on how to enjoy it to the fullest.




The next Sidewalk Astronomy event will be on November 2nd
at Riverview High School. This event is weather
permitting and will run from sunset till about 10 PM.

For a complete schedule, click on the SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY link above.



Flame and Horsehead Nebulas / Photo by Kevin Hanley