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) 2019 is confirmed, dates are May 30th-June 2nd. We have all 5 sites. Registration will open in February 2019.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 19:15

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Club Meetings

Wed Sep 19 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting

Calendar Events

Sun Aug 26
Mercury bright in the morning sky
Fri Aug 31 @07:45pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Sep 01 @07:45pm -
Ertl Road star party
Fri Sep 07
Neptune at opposition
Sat Sep 08
New Moon
Sat Sep 15 @07:30pm -
Barlow Family Astronomy Night
Wed Sep 19 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting