Milwaukee Astronomical Society

Astronomy is our hobby! Dedicated to the fun of astronomy at all levels from beginner to expert, casual viewing to scientific research. We welcome everyone interested in astronomy. Find out more about us.

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MAS General Meetings
No general meeting in December. Our next general meeting will be in January so check back in late December for time and place.

Public Open House
Sadly, there are no more open house nights for 2016. Check back in early 2017 for next years schedule.

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Public Viewing Nights


Open House Nights for 2016

The public viewing season for 2016 is now over because the chill of winter is nearly here. The season was especially successful because of the clear weather on 6 of the 7 events. We estimate that over 750 guests came.

Check back in early 2017 for next years schedule of open house nights at our observatory. However, we still have our general meetings and the public is always invited.



The Geminid Meteor Shower is going on from now until nearly Christmas, peaking on December 13-14. Unfortunately, the moon will heavily interfere this year.

Venus is the very bright "star" in the Southwest after sunset.

Mars is in the low S/SW after sunset.

Jupiter rises in the East a few hours before sunrise.


See more sky updates:

S&T: This Weeks Sky At A Glance
Astronomy Mag: The Sky This Week

Quonset Hut Fundraising Project
New Images in the Showcase. See these and many more taken by our members in the Showcase.

 

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