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.

Visit NEWSTAR on Facebook:

Visit NEWSTAR on Discord:




Online with Paypal

2024 NEWSTAR printable Membership/Renewal form now available(click here for form)


March 2024 Skymap now available:

YouTube: March What's up in the Night sky constellations:

YouTube: February other events in the night sky (NASA YouTube channel):


                                             NEW-Star Events

WOW 2024 is confirmed for June 6th through the 9th. Registration will begin in February 2024.

NEWSTAR registration does not include the state vehicle admission fee/sticker: click here for more info:


March 9th, Messier marathon with NPMAS at Brillion Nature Center, more info to come

March 20th, NEWSTAR meeting 7-9pm, Barlow Planetarium, topic: Eclipse, The Sun Revealed

March 23rd 2024, Sheboygan Swap 'n' Sell, 9am-2pm, Heritage Aviation Center, Sheboygan airport

April 8th, Solar eclipse


2024 Star Parties around the midwest/country.

April 5th-9th, Texas Star Party, Latham Spring Camp and Retreat Center, Aquilla Texas(more info)

June 6th-9th, Wisconsin Observers Weekend at Hartman Creek State Park, sponsored by NEWSTAR(more info)

August 2-4th, Northwoods Starfest, Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society(CVAS) (more info)

August 28th-September 2nd, Northern Nights Starfest, Minnesota Astronomical Society(MAS) (more info)

October 3-5th, Illinois Dark Skies Star Party, Sangamon Astronomical Society(SAS), (more info)


Upcoming astronomy conventions:

May 17th-18th 2024, NPMAS in Green Bay hosting the NCRAL regional Astronomical League convention (more info)

July 17th-20th 2024, Kansas City hosting the ALCON national Astronomical League convention, details TBA

June 25th-28th 2025, ALCON national Astronomical League convention being held at Ruby's Inn & Convention Center, Bryce Canyon National Park Utah, details TBA



Last Updated on Thursday, 29 February 2024 16:49

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Club Meetings

Wed Mar 20 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting-planetarium

Club Star Parties

Sat Mar 09 @05:00pm -
Messier marathon with NPMAS
Sun Mar 24 @11:53pm - 04:32am
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Calendar Events

Sun Mar 03
LQ Moon
Fri Mar 08 @06:00am -
morning sky Moon/Venus/Mars
Sat Mar 09 @05:00pm -
Messier marathon with NPMAS
Sun Mar 10
New Moon 4:00am
Wed Mar 13 @06:30pm -
evening sky-Moon near Jupiter
Sat Mar 16
FQ Moon
Tue Mar 19
Spring begins 9:01pm
Wed Mar 20 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting-planetarium
Fri Mar 22 @05:35am -
morning sky-Venus/Saturn
Sat Mar 23 @09:00am - 02:00pm
Sheboygan Swap 'n' Sell