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.


July 2022 Skymap now available:

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

YouTube: July other events in the night sky:

2022 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form


Stay tuned for WOW 2023 dates

click here for vehicle park sticker information


Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

  • next NEWSTAR meeting on July 20th in the Barlow Planetarium.

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


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2022 20:47

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Club Meetings

Wed Jul 20 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting- Barlow Planetarium

Club Star Parties

Sat Jul 09 @09:00pm -
Barlow Planetarium Family Night
Fri Jul 22 @08:30pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Jul 23 @08:30pm -
Ertl Road star party
Fri Jul 29 @08:30pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Jul 30 @08:30pm -
Ertl Road star party

Calendar Events

Mon Jul 04
Earth farthest from the Sun
Sat Jul 09 @09:00pm -
Barlow Planetarium Family Night
Sun Jul 10
Moon near Antares
Tue Jul 12
Moon inside the teapot of Sgr
Wed Jul 13 @01:37pm -
Super Full Moon
Mon Jul 18 @12:00pm -
Moon near Jupiter
Wed Jul 20 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting- Barlow Planetarium
Thu Jul 21 @01:00am -
Moon near Mars
Fri Jul 22 @08:30pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Jul 23 @08:30pm -
Ertl Road star party