Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers

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Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers

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-Menasha on Midway Road 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.



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 (NEW) 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

Awards and Recognition

Clubs and Certification Programs


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 at the Barlow Planetarium - University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley in Menasha, Wisconsin. 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.

External Links

Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers Website

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