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.


2023 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form now available(click here for form)


December 2022 Skymap now available:

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

YouTube: December other events in the night sky (NASA YouTube channel):


                                             NEW-Star Events

next NEWSTAR meeting December 21st 7pm. Barlow Planetarium

NEWSTAR meeting January 18th 7pm, room 1229

NEWSTAR holiday dinner January 21st, Pullmans in Appleton, social hour 5:30-6:30pm, dinner 6:30pm, RSVP by Jan 14th to Terry Becker, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Jupiter's Red Spot, best early evening times to catch it

 12/2 5-7, 12/4 6:30-8:30, 12/6 8:30-10:30, 12/7 4:30-6:30


WOW 2023 is confirmed for June 15th-18th

    reservation form will be available February 2023  click here for vehicle park sticker information


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

  • 2023 ALCON convention July 26-29th, held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center Hotel. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society. More info to come.


Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2022 09:42

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Club Meetings

Wed Dec 21 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting-Barlow

Club Star Parties

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Calendar Events

Wed Dec 07 @09:08pm - 10:13pm
Moon occults Mars
Wed Dec 21 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting-Barlow
Fri Dec 23
New Moon