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.


January 2022 Skymap now available:

YouTube: January What's up in the Night sky:

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:

  • Cancelled NEWSTAR meeting on January 19th. Room 1229. No attendance limitations/masks required.

  • Next NEWSTAR meeting on February 16th.

  • NCRAL Convention in Port Washington WI May 13-14, 2022, click here for convention/registration info


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:37

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Club Meetings

Wed Feb 16 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting

Club Star Parties

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Calendar Events

Mon Jan 31
New Moon
Wed Feb 16 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting