Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers

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Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers [NEWSTAR]

Mission Statement:

Since 1986, Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers (NEWSTAR) has shared the wonders of the sky with each other and the community at large. Our mission for the next millennium and beyond is to share club resources including personal experiences and equipment with all interested.

Monthly Meetings:

Our monthly meetings are held at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley(map) on Midway Road in Menasha on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Topics are geared toward both beginner and more advanced amateur astronomers. Monthly meetings include videos, slide shows, lectures, reviews of upcoming celestial events, sharing of experiences, participative projects and much more. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Other Activities Include:

Telescope building, mirror grinding, astrophotography, field trips, club picnic and holiday party.

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.

2024 Membership / Renewal Form

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2023 22:14  

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Club Meetings

Wed Mar 20 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting-planetarium

Club Star Parties

Sat Mar 09 @05:00pm -
Messier marathon with NPMAS
Sun Mar 24 @11:53pm - 04:32am
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Calendar Events

Fri Mar 08 @06:00am -
morning sky Moon/Venus/Mars
Sat Mar 09 @05:00pm -
Messier marathon with NPMAS
Sun Mar 10
New Moon 4:00am
Wed Mar 13 @06:30pm -
evening sky-Moon near Jupiter
Sat Mar 16
FQ Moon
Tue Mar 19
Spring begins 9:01pm
Wed Mar 20 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting-planetarium
Fri Mar 22 @05:35am -
morning sky-Venus/Saturn
Sat Mar 23 @09:00am - 02:00pm
Sheboygan Swap 'n' Sell
Sun Mar 24 @06:30pm -
evening sky-Mercury greatest elongation