The Club meets in the Pewaukee Library conference room on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm.
Next Meeting: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7 pm.
The next presentation will be on Saturday, July 8th, at 7 pm at the Pewaukee Library, entitled "Searching for Earth II". Ever since the launch of the Kepler Space Telescope in 2009 and the development of new ground-based telescopes, the discovery of Earth-like planets continues to rise. What are the characteristics of these exoplanets and how do we find them? Will we be able to detect life on these worlds? These are just some of the fascinating questions this presentation will address. Contact Dennis Roscoe at 608-206-0909 for more information.
This event is free and is intended for the general public.
Photo of the dayMoon Lunar Eclipse
- Moon Picture August 25, 2013
- 584 June 11, 2012
- Jupiter Picture from a Web Cam October 26, 2011
- What a lunar eclipse! (too bad it was cloudy) December 23, 2010
- Geminid Meteor Shower – a warmer method to observe! December 19, 2010
Category Archives: General
Jeff Annis demonstrated the Dobsonian telescope he built, at his May presentation for the Astronomy Club.
Some of the best pictures of solar system objects are made by stacking frames from a web cam video. The picture of Jupiter below was made by stacking over 1,800 frames of video taken by a Stella Vue web cam at … Continue reading
As you might know, the weather did not cooperate for our planned observing session of the total lunar eclipse. What was also unusual was that this eclipse occurred on the night of the winter solstice (the longest night of the … Continue reading
The Geminid meteor shower is about as good of a meteor show as the Perseids are but happens in the cold of winter. It peaked this year at about 2 AM on December 14th while the temperature was sub-zero. Being … Continue reading
As some of you may know, there has been another comet passing near the Earth on its periodic orbital path. It is known as a “short period” comet because it completes one orbit around the sun about every 6 years. … Continue reading
Last Wednesday night we lucked out with clear sky conditions and relatively good seeing to observe something amazing: the transit of an exoplanet! HD80606b is a planet that is four times larger than Jupiter, orbiting one star of a binary … Continue reading
Please join us on Saturday, January 9th at 7pm at the Pewaukee Library. Club member Scott Berg will give a talk entitled “The Life and Times of a Star” – A short discussion of the very long life of a … Continue reading
This Saturday from 11 to noon at the Pewaukee Library, Mike Paquette will give a talk called “Seasons and Constellations” Geared for ages 7 to 12, kids can come and see what causes our seasons, why the stars move like they do, and … Continue reading