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.

Friday July 30th 4-6pm-Celebration of Life for Barlow Planetarium director Alan Peche, click for info and RSVP

July 2021 Skymap now available: http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

YouTube: July What's up in the Night sky from STSI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y74TTv1W0ck

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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/newstarmembers/

  • new NEWSTAR meeting on August 18th. No attendance limitations.

  • 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 Sunday, 25 July 2021 16:57
 

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Club Meetings

Wed Aug 18 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium

Club Star Parties

Sat Jul 31 @08:30pm -
Ertl Road star party

Calendar Events

Sat Jul 31 @08:30pm -
Ertl Road star party
Mon Aug 02
Saturn opposition
Sun Aug 08
New Moon
Thu Aug 12
Perseid Meteor shower peaks
Wed Aug 18 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium
Thu Aug 19
Jupiter opposition