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.

NEW - 2020 NEWSTAR Membership/Renewal form

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Wisconsin Observers Weekend (WOW) 2020 confirmed for June 18th-21st, 2020. Reservations will begin February 2020.


Also coming up on May 1st and 2nd is the NCRAL Convention in Port Washington WI. See website for registration info and speakers.



Last Updated on Sunday, 09 February 2020 14:29

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Club Meetings

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

Calendar Events

Mon Feb 24
Super Full Moon
Sat Mar 07 @06:00pm - 08:00pm
Barlow Family Astronomy Night
Mon Mar 09
Super Full Moon
Wed Mar 18 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - Barlow Planetarium