Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers

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Welcome to the Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers [NEWSTAR] website.

NEWSTAR is a member society of the  Astronomical League.  We are dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy.  Our informal meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM, classroom or the Barlow Planetarium - University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley(map) in Menasha, Wisconsin, check calendar for meeting room information.  All interested persons are encouraged to attend.  All meetings are open to the public.  We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.  Additional information about NEWSTAR can be found on the About page.

Benefits of membership in NEWSTAR

The benefits of membership are probably the strongest reason for joining. When you join NEWSTAR you are entitled to:

Membership in the Astronomical League.

Full Voting privileges

Free use of the club's telescopes including:
  • 10" (250 mm) computerized Dobsonian
  • 10" (250 mm) computerized "GOTO" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 11" (280 mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope mounted in a dome on a clock driven mount.
  • Coronado PST Solar Telescope

Attend club star parties at club observing sites.

4 quarterly issues of Astronomical League's newsletter The Reflector.

Reduced subscription rates to Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Magazine.

10%  discount on astronomy books through the Astronomical League Book Service.

Savings plans of 10 to 35 percent off of various astronomical books, publications and related products.

June 2020 Skymap now available:

2020 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

  • new NEWSTAR meeting on July 15th might happen. Will not be at UW-Fox Valley. Stay tuned for details.

  • new WOW2021 is confirmed for June 10-13th. (New moon is June 10th). Reservation form should be available February 2021.

  • Sheboygan Swap 'n Sell postponed until this fall.

  • NCRAL Convention in Port Washington WI has been postponed until 2022


Last Updated on Saturday, 04 July 2020 08:05

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Club Meetings

Wed Jul 15 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting

Calendar Events

Sun Jul 05 @10:00pm -
Wed Jul 08 @04:00am - 05:30am
Venus bright in morning sky
Fri Jul 10 @09:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Jul 11 @09:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Tue Jul 14
Jupiter opposition
Wed Jul 15 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting
Fri Jul 17 @09:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Jul 18 @09:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Mon Jul 20
New Moon
Mon Jul 20
Saturn opposition