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.

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:



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


February 2023 Skymap now available:

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

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


                                             NEW-Star Eventa

NEWSTAR on Discord(bring your phone/tablet/laptop)

April 15th 2023,  NPMAS Messier Marathon, check back for updates


Other 2023 Star Parties around the midwest/country.

June 15-18th. Wisconsin Observers Weekend. Hartman Creek State Park near Waupaca WI. NEWSTAR hosted event. Registration opens February 2023

July 16-22nd. Nebraska Star Party

August 16-20th. Northern Nights Starfest. Palisades MN

August 18-20th. Northwoods Starfest. Chippewa Falls WI. Registration begins June 1st


WOW 2023 is confirmed for June 15th-18th

    Reservation form WOW 2023  

 click here for vehicle park sticker information


  • 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 Wednesday, 22 March 2023 18:57

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Club Meetings

Wed Apr 19 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting- room 1229

Club Star Parties

Sat Apr 15 @07:00pm -
Messier Marathon

Calendar Events

Tue Mar 28
FQ Moon
Wed Apr 05
Full Moon
Thu Apr 13
LQ Moon
Sat Apr 15 @07:00pm -
Messier Marathon
Wed Apr 19
New Moon
Wed Apr 19 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting- room 1229