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.

NEW - 2020 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

NEWSTAR Holiday Party, January 18th, 2020. George's Steakhouse, 2208 S. Memorial Drive, Appleton. Social hour 5pm-6pm, dinner starting at 6pm. Contact Dan Sheber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for reservations. Spouse/guest welcome.

Wisconsin Observers Weekend (WOW) 2020 confirmed for June 18th-21st, 2020. Reservations will begin February 2020.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2019 20:05

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Club Meetings

Wed Feb 19 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - room 1332

Calendar Events

Fri Jan 24
New Moon
Sat Jan 25 @05:00pm - 05:30pm
Moon-Mercury evening sky
Sun Feb 09
Super Full Moon
Mon Feb 10
Mercury-evening sky
Wed Feb 19 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - room 1332