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.

December 2021 Skymap now available:

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

2022 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

NEW: WOW 2022 June 23rd-26th

click here for the printable registration form (available February 2022)

click here for vehicle park sticker information

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

  • new NEWSTAR meeting on December 15th. Barlow Planetarium. No attendance limitations/masks required.

  • 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 Saturday, 04 December 2021 05:50

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Club Meetings

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

Club Star Parties

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Calendar Events

Mon Dec 06 @04:45pm - 06:15pm
Evening sky-Venus and Moon
Sat Dec 11 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
Barlow Planetarium Family Night
Mon Dec 13 @07:00pm -
Geminids Meteor Shower
Wed Dec 15 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium
Mon Dec 27 @04:45pm - 05:30pm
Evening sky: Venus/Mercury
Tue Dec 28 @04:45pm - 05:30pm
Evening sky: Venus/Mercury
Wed Dec 29 @04:45pm - 05:30pm
Evening sky: Venus/Mercury
Sun Jan 02
New Moon