Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers

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Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers [NEWSTAR]

Mission Statement:

Since 1986, Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers (NEWSTAR) has shared the wonders of the sky with each other and the community at large. Our mission for the next millennium and beyond is to share club resources including personal experiences and equipment with all interested.

Monthly Meetings:

Our monthly meetings are held at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley(map) on Midway Road in Menasha on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Topics are geared toward both beginner and more advanced amateur astronomers. Monthly meetings include videos, slide shows, lectures, reviews of upcoming celestial events, sharing of experiences, participative projects and much more. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Other Activities Include:

Telescope building, mirror grinding, astrophotography, field trips, club picnic and holiday party.

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.

2021 Membership / Renewal Form

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2020 20:05  

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Club Meetings

Wed Nov 17 @07:00pm - 09:00pm
NEWSTAR meeting - room 1229

Club Star Parties

Fri Oct 29 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 30 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Fri Nov 05 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Nov 06 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party

Calendar Events

Sat Oct 23 @09:00am - 02:00pm
Swap N Sell
Mon Oct 25 @09:30pm -
Thu Oct 28
Venus at 50% phase
Fri Oct 29 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Oct 30 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Thu Nov 04
New Moon
Thu Nov 04
Taurids Meteor Shower
Fri Nov 05
Planet Uranus at opposition
Fri Nov 05 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party
Sat Nov 06 @06:00pm -
Ertl Road star party