At the start of the movie it says:
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."
Does this mean that the entire Star Wars saga takes place in a single galaxy?
To my understanding a galaxy isn't very big compared to the universe itself. Star Wars has many different sentient races, and the way they are presented suggests that most planets are host to only one of them (some exceptions like naboo). This strongly leads me to believe there should actually be more galaxies in the Star Wars universe (hehe).
Another thing, I think it's safe to assume that even if the entire saga takes place in one single galaxy, their researchers can observe other galaxies (I think we started doing that in the 1600s, and they are a lot more technologically advanced than we were back then). When Obi-wan is looking for Kamino (the rain planet with the cloners) the librarian says something like "If it's not in our records, it doesn't exist", so she must be convinced that the entire universe has been explored.
If the entire universe has been documented, why wouldn't they go to those other galaxies? The technology seems to be advanced enough to hop to another galaxy. Is there any canon material that suggest that traveling between galaxies is done? If not, is there a canon explanation why they don't?