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.

2017 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form


Wisconsin Observers Weekend (WOW) 2018 is confirmed, dates are July 12th-15th. Registration will begin sometime in February 2018.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 September 2017 17:04

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Club Meetings

Wed Nov 15 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
NEWSTAR meeting

Calendar Events

Fri Oct 20 @06:15PM - 11:59PM
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 21
Orionid Meteor Shower
Sat Oct 21 @06:15PM - 11:59PM
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 28 @07:00PM - 08:30PM
Barlow Family Night
Fri Nov 03
Super Full Moon
Sat Nov 04
Taurid Meteor Shower
Sun Nov 05 @02:00AM -
2am turn clocks an hour back
Mon Nov 13 @05:45AM -
Conjunction of Venus/Jupiter
Wed Nov 15 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
NEWSTAR meeting
Fri Nov 17
Leonid Meteor Shower