Milwaukee Astronomical Society


Milwaukee Astronomical Society Members Page

The MAS page is geared toward the information most of interest to the membership. But visitors are welcome here as well!

MAS Meetings
Most physical meetings are on hold and most are held via Zoom. Email invitations will be sent to the membership via email. We are now doing limited in person get togethers.

Membership Meeting January 17th at 8:00PM. The Board meets at 7:00PM.
First Wednesday Meeting
February 2nd, 7:30PM at the observatory. Topics: TBD
Astrophotography Interest Group
February 9th at 7:00PM.

COVID-19 Update: The MAS Board has decided that going forward we will follow the CDC COVID Guidelines. Basically, you do not need a mask if you are fully vaccinated. A good summary can be experienced by going to any business.

Renew Your Membership!
It's that time the year to renew your MAS Membership.
Click here to go to the renewal page.

Click here to check whether you are on the list of members who have already renewed.

100 Years!
Our B-Scope (officially the Ralph Buckstaff Telescope) turns 100 as of this year. The telescope sat in Buckstaff's extensive home observatory in Oshkosh until 1946 when he donated it to the MAS and we built a domed observatory to house it. Buckstaff joined the MAS in 1934 and remained a member until his passing in 1980.

10 Years! 120 Issues!
We congratulate Tamas Kriska and Agnes Keszler for their 10 years of service as editors of our club newsletter, Focal Point. They started with the January, 2011 issue and have faithfully published it every month without exception. So the December 2020 issue was their 120th. The MAS cannot thank them enough!

Ottawa Lake Permission
Our thanks to Jason Doyle who secured a letter of permission for members of our club to use the relatively dark area of Ottawa Lake State Recreation Area of the Southern Unit - Kettle Moraine State Forest after 11:00PM when otherwise you cannot. It is a good idea to print out the letter and have it with you. And keep in mind that you still need to purchase a day pass or an annual state park sticker.

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The B-Scope turns 100. The Buckstaff Telescope, better known as the B-Scope, turns 100 years old! Click/Tap here to read the article in the Focal Point.

Calendars for 2022

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January  2022

Day Date Event Keyholder
Jan 1  Sat   New Year - Observatory closed
Jan 5  Wed Event: 7:30PM - First Wednesday How To Meeting at the Observatory  
Jan 8  Sat   Lee Keith
Jan 12  Wed Event: Astrophotography Interest Group Meeting at 7:00PM - Via Zoom. Invitations will be sent to the membership.  
Jan 15  Sat   Jeff Kraehnke
Jan 17  Mon Board Meeting: 7:00PM - Via Zoom.
Membership Meeting: 8:00PM - Via Zoom. Invitations will be sent to the membership via email.
Jan 22  Sat   Tamas Kriska
Jan 29  Sat   William Gottemoller