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.


2020 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

NEWSTAR Meeting April 15th is in limbo, check back to see if it's a go or not.

Wisconsin Observers Weekend (WOW) 2020 confirmed for June 18th-21st, 2020. Reservations will begin February 2020.


Updated: Sheboygan Swap 'n Sell postponed until this fall.


Postponed until 2022, NCRAL Convention in Port Washington WI.



Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:14

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Club Meetings

Wed Apr 15 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - room 1332

Calendar Events

Wed Apr 15 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - room 1332
Fri Apr 24 @08:00pm - 10:00pm
Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Fri May 01
2020 NCRAL Convention-May 1 & 2