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.

April 2021 Skymap now available:

YouTube: April What's up in the Night sky from STSI:

2021 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

NEW: WOW 2021 June 10th-13th

click here for the printable registration form

click here for vehicle park sticker information

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

  • new NEWSTAR meeting on April 21st is a go. Pre-registration for the meeting is required. Max of 16 attendees. Contact: Dan Sheber ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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

  • NCRAL 2021 Convention in Green Bay WI has been postponed until 2023


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 16:32

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Club Meetings

Wed May 19 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium

Club Star Parties

Fri May 07 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat May 08 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Fri May 14 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat May 15 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party

Calendar Events

Thu Apr 22 @11:00pm -
Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks
Tue Apr 27 @10:33pm -
Full Moon
Thu May 06 @08:00pm -
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Fri May 07 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat May 08 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Tue May 11 @02:01pm -
New Moon
Wed May 12 @08:15pm -
Moon near Venus
Thu May 13 @08:15pm -
Moon near Mercury
Fri May 14 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat May 15 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party