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.

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2023 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form now available(click here for form)

 

next NEWSTAR meeting on October 19th @ 7pm, room 1229.

October 2022 Skymap now available: http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

YouTube: October What's up in the Night sky constellations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r17tbtPfi0

YouTube: October other events in the night sky (NASA YouTube channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93IHYbvv7NM

 

NEW-Star Events

October 1st, Barlow Family Night, 7-9pm, sunset 6:34pm

October 08 2022, Space Day at the EAA in Oshkosh 10am-5pm, speaker @4pm, Col Eileen Collins

https://www.eaa.org/eaa-museum/eaa-museum-events/eaa-space-day

October 08 2022, Harvest Moon sky viewing 6pm-9pm, Mosquito Hill Nature Center, New London, WI 

October 22 2022, Orionid Meteor Shower public star party at Mosquito Hill Nature Center

October 29th, Barlow Family Night, 7-9pm, sunset 5:48pm

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WOW 2023 is confirmed for June 15th-18th

    reservation form will be available February 2023  click here for vehicle park sticker information

 

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/newstarmembers

  • 2023 NCRAL Convention May 5-6, will be held at the Grand Bear Lodge in North Utica(near Peru/La Salle), IL. Sponsored by the TCAA. More info to come.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2022 13:45
 

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Club Meetings

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

Club Star Parties

Sat Oct 08 @06:00pm - 09:00pm
Mosquito Hill Harvest Moon Festival
Fri Oct 14 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 15 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Fri Oct 21 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 22 @08:00pm -
Orionids at Mosquito Hill
Fri Oct 28 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 29 @06:00pm - 09:00pm
Barlow Planetarium Family Night

Calendar Events

Sat Oct 08 @10:00am - 05:00pm
Space Day at the EAA
Sat Oct 08 @06:00pm - 09:00pm
Mosquito Hill Harvest Moon Festival
Sun Oct 09 @03:54pm -
Full Moon
Fri Oct 14 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 15 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Mon Oct 17 @12:15pm -
LQ Moon
Wed Oct 19 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium
Fri Oct 21
Orionids Meteor Shower peaks
Fri Oct 21 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 22 @08:00pm -
Orionids at Mosquito Hill