Personal Sites

Many members of the Milwaukee Astronomical Society maintain their own web-sites. A few are included here for a sample of how diverse the interests are of the members.

Dennis Roscoe

Gene Hanson

Tom Schmidtkunz

Randy Culp

Clark Brizendine

Astronomy Related Links

These links are for Organizations Serving Amateur Astronomers, Special Interests, Popular Publications, and Weather for the Milwaukee area.

Milwaukee Regional Weather (SSEC)

The Space Science and Engineering Center in Madison, WI. provides the latest cloud cover pictures every 15 minutes. Water vapor and other meteorological pictures are available also.

The U.S. Naval Observatory

No introduction should be necessary. In particular, navigate to the page touting software for synchronizing your PC clock with the official time signal. hint - hint - Dimension 4 is free!

The Royal Greenwich Observatory

No introduction should be necessary here, either. In addition to astronomy, the site also contains a historical section, calendar section, etc. Very interesting.

Bad Astronomy

A great site! Outspoken, opinionated, and right! Not a bad combination. Updated frequently.

Ask The Astronomer

A great overall resource for every imaginable question on astronomy.

The Astronomical League

Composed of over two hundred and forty local amateur astronomical societies from all across the United States. These organizations, along with our Members-at-Large, Patrons, and Supporting members form one of the largest amateur astronomical organizations in the world.

The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)

Established in 1911 is the major central clearinghouse of variable star data gathered by amateurs and professionals. The data is evaluated and made available to researchers. The Milwaukee Astronomical Society has long been associated with the AAVSO, that organization lending a 13 inch mirror in 1934 since we were so active in variable star observing. And we've hosted two AAVSO meetings.

The International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA)

Provides predictions and updates of occultations of background objects (usually stars) by Solar System bodies). This includes Lunar Graze and Asteroid Occultation events (see Special Events page).

The American Meteor Society (AMS)

Established in 1911 by Charles P. Olivier allowing amateurs to make contributions to science through the observations of meteors. 

Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO)

Established in 1947 by Walter H Haas,it is an international organization of amateur astronomers devoted to study the Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, and comets.

The International Dark Sky Association (IDA)

A very worthwhile group dedicated to eliminating light pollution, improving safety, and saving money all at the same time.

Wisconsin Astronomy

An excellent resource for things astronomy in Wisconsin maintained by Jeff Setzer.  On this site is a compilation of astronomy clubs, observatories, and planetariums. There are also listings of special events, star parties, and a general calendar of events.

The New Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium

Located at: Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI  53188

Astronomy Vendors

These links are for vendors who specialize in Astronomy Related Goods and Services. 

These links are provided as a service to our members without compensation to the Milwaukee Astronomical Society. The MAS is not responsible for the quality of the products and services.

Link to Astronomy Magazine Link to Nightfire Scientific site
Link to Orion Telescopes & Binoculars site

Link to Sky & Telescope Magazine
Link to Telescopes site