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.

Savings plans of 10 to 35 percent off of various astronomical books, publications and related products.

2015 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 05:26

WOW2 2015 and Wisconsin Obervers Weekend 2016

WOW2 2015 is September 11-13th, 2015

Only one group site is reserved at Hartman Creek State Park so registration will be very limited.

Click here for the WOW2 registration form. Completed form is due by September 1st. Site is limited to the first 20 or so people.


WOW 2016 is confirmed for June 2nd-5th, 2016. Hartman Creek State Park. Near Waupaca WI.

Stay tuned for registration information sometime in February 2016.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015 19:14

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Club Meetings

Wed Sep 16 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
NEWSTAR meeting

Calendar Events

Tue Sep 01
Neptune at opposition
Fri Sep 04
planet Mercury visible
Fri Sep 11
Fri Sep 11 @07:30PM - 11:59PM
Ertl Road star party
Sat Sep 12
Sat Sep 12 @07:30PM - 11:59PM
Ertl Road star party
Sun Sep 13
New Moon
Sun Sep 13
Wed Sep 16 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
NEWSTAR meeting
Sat Sep 19 @06:30PM - 08:30PM
International Observe the Moon event