The Club meets in the Pewaukee Library conference room on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7 pm.
The Club has a "Rain or Shine" presentation on the second Saturday of every month on an astronomy topic. The presentations are free, and given in the Community Room at the Pewaukee Library unless otherwise noted.
The next presentation will be given at 7 PM on Saturday, December 14, and is entitled “Who Wants to Be a Martian?" The Mars One project, which has been proposed to send pioneers on a one-way trip to colonize the Red Planet by 2023, will be discussed.
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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