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.

2018 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form


Wisconsin Observers Weekend (WOW) 2018 is confirmed, dates are July 12th-15th. Registration will begin sometime in February 2018. We have all 5 sites.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2018 10:29

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Club Meetings

Wed Feb 21 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting

Calendar Events

Wed Feb 21 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting
Sat Feb 24 @07:00pm - 08:30pm
Barlow Family Night
Wed Feb 28
Moon near Regulus
Tue Mar 06
Moon near Jupiter
Thu Mar 15 @07:15pm -
Mercury-Venus evening sky
Fri Mar 16
New Moon
Sat Mar 17 @02:00pm -
Messier Marathon