A Message from the President of the Milwaukee Astronomical Society

The Milwaukee Astronomical Society (MAS) offers members the chance to explore a great many aspects of astronomy, whether your interests lie with meteors, planets, nebulas, star clusters, galaxies, variable stars, etc. etc. Check out the astronomy links listed.

Do you want to earn a Messier Certificate or other observing award from the Astronomical League through MAS or an observing award from the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)? The society has the telescopes for you to achieve that. MAS also offers special projects and events to get involved in.

Do you want to learn how to do astronomical imaging? The society has telescopes with CCD`s and a DSLR and members who are willing to share how to use them. You can see many of these exciting images in our Showcase Pages.

Every Saturday night is a Member`s Night where a keyholder will be at the observatory (assuming clear enough weather) to open up the facilities to help you learn the use of the equipment and get you or your family started on this exploration. A phone number is listed for you to contact that night’s key holder (see the calendar or the latest Focal Point Newsletter for the contact info). The society also possesses an excellent library for you to further learn more on astronomy which is also available on those Saturday nights..

Enjoy your society and have clear skies.

Tamas Kriska, MAS President