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.


next NEWSTAR meeting on August 17th in room 1229

August 2022 Skymap now available:

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

YouTube: August other events in the night sky:


NEW-Star Events

September 16, at 7pm  Friday  Mosquito Hill Nature Center, New London 

October 08 2022, Saturday, Harvest Moon sky viewing, Mosquito Hill Nature Center, New London, WI 



2022 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

WOW 2023 is confirmed for June 15th-18th

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


Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

  • 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 Saturday, 06 August 2022 14:47

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Club Meetings

Wed Aug 17 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting- room 1229

Club Star Parties

Fri Aug 19 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Aug 20 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Fri Aug 26 @07:45pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Aug 27 @07:45pm -
Ertl Road star party

Calendar Events

Sun Aug 14
Saturn opposition
Wed Aug 17 @04:45am -
Venus in M44 Beehive cluster
Wed Aug 17 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting- room 1229
Thu Aug 18
Moon near Mars after midnight
Thu Aug 18 @11:36pm -
LQ Moon
Fri Aug 19 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Aug 20 @08:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Fri Aug 26
Northwoods Starfest
Fri Aug 26 @07:45pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Aug 27
Northwoods Starfest