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.

2017 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2016 20:20

Wisconsin Obervers Weekend 2017

WOW 2017 is confirmed for June 22-25 at Hartman Creek State Park.

Registration will begin sometime in February 2017.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 13:38

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Club Meetings

Wed Mar 15 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
NEWSTAR meeting - in the Barlow Planetarium

Calendar Events

Sun Feb 26
New Moon
Sat Mar 04 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
Barlow Planetarium - Family Astronomy Night
Sun Mar 12 @02:00AM -
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Wed Mar 15 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
NEWSTAR meeting - in the Barlow Planetarium