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.

2019 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

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Wisconsin Observers Weekend (WOW) 2019 is confirmed, dates are May 30th-June 2nd at Hartman Creek State Park. We have all 5 group sites.

Pre-registration is required, registration deadline has been extended to May 23rd. Park admission not included in price. Swap meet and ice cream social on Saturday June 1st, details TBA.

2019 WOW Registration Form is now available: click here to open the form

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2019 05:08

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Club Meetings

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

Calendar Events

Fri May 24 @09:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat May 25 @09:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Thu May 30
WOW-thru 6/2
Fri May 31 @09:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Jun 01 @09:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Mon Jun 03
New Moon
Fri Jun 07 @09:15pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Jun 08 @08:00pm - 10:30pm
Barlow Family Astronomy Night
Mon Jun 10
Jupiter opposition
Wed Jun 19 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium