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.

October 2021 Skymap now available:

YouTube: October What's up in the Night sky from STSI:

2021 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

NEW: WOW 2022 June 23rd-26th

click here for the printable registration form (available February 2022)

click here for vehicle park sticker information

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

  • new NEWSTAR meeting on October 20th. Barlow Planetarium. No attendance limitations/masks required.

  • EAA Space Day October 9th, 10am-5pm. Speaker at 4pm

  • Sheboygan Swap 'N' Sell October 23rd 9am-2pm

  • NCRAL Convention in Port Washington WI has been postponed until 2022

  • NCRAL 2021 Convention in Green Bay WI has been postponed until 2023


Last Updated on Friday, 01 October 2021 04:03

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Club Meetings

Wed Nov 17 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - room 1229

Club Star Parties

Fri Oct 29 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 30 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Fri Nov 05 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Nov 06 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party

Calendar Events

Sat Oct 23 @09:00am - 02:00pm
Swap N Sell
Mon Oct 25 @09:30pm -
Thu Oct 28
Venus at 50% phase
Fri Oct 29 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 30 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Thu Nov 04
New Moon
Thu Nov 04
Taurids Meteor Shower
Fri Nov 05
Planet Uranus at opposition
Fri Nov 05 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Nov 06 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party