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.


May 2022 Skymap now available:

YouTube: May What's up in the Night sky constellations:

YouTube: May other events in the night sky:

2022 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form


NEW: WOW 2022 June 23rd-26th

click here for the printable registration form

click here for vehicle park sticker information


Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

  • Next NEWSTAR meeting on June 15th Barlow Planetarium.

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


Last Updated on Saturday, 21 May 2022 18:20

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Club Meetings

Wed Jun 15 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium

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