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.

November 2020 Skymap now available:

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

NEW: 2021 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

  • new NEWSTAR meeting on November 18th is cancelled this month.

  • new WOW2021 is confirmed for June 10-13th. (New moon is June 10th). Reservation form should be available February 2021.

  • Sheboygan Swap 'n Sell is cancelled for 2020.

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

  • NCRAL 2021 Convention in Green Bay WI has been confirmed for May 7th & 8th. Stay tuned for more info. Registration to open January 2021.


Last Updated on Monday, 16 November 2020 18:32

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Club Meetings

Wed Dec 16 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium

Club Star Parties

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Calendar Events

Mon Nov 30 @01:32am - 05:53am
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Sun Dec 13
Geminid Meteor Shower
Mon Dec 14
New Moon
Wed Dec 16 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium