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
Our next general meeting is on September 20th, at 8:00PM at the Observatory. The Board meets at 7:00PM.

First Wednesday Meeting
Next meeting: September 4th, 7:30PM at the observatory. Topics: TBD


Next Open House Night
Our next Open House night will be on August 23rd. We will need your help!

Next Observatory Work Party
None currently scheduled, but check the Google Group for announcements.



Zit Observatory
Having set up the E-Scope earlier this year, we have reroofed and re-sided the observatory. But we also raised the interior for more clearance and replaced the door with a taller one.

F-Scope
We now have a brand new F-Scope, a Stellarvue SVQ100 F5.8 Astrograph to replace the C14. And a new imaging camera, a ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. The mount is an AP GTO900. It sits in the Toeller Observatory. Testing is complete and it is now in operation.

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Giant Magellan Telescope. We were honored to have a presentation in our Quonset by Jim Fanson, the Project Manager for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Fanson joined the MAS in October of 1973 and remained a member for over 20 years, long after he had left the Milwaukee area. He graciously allowed us to record his presentation so we could post it for all who could not attend.

Calendars for 2017


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May


Day Date Event Keyholder
May 6  Sat Event: Spring Cleaning Work Party at the Observatory - starts at 9:00AM Steve Volp
414-751-8334
May 13  Sat Event: Planetary Imaging Workshop - 6:30PM-8:30PM - At the Observatory Paul Borchardt
262-781-0169
May 17  Wed Event: Planetary Imaging Workshop - 6:30PM-8:30PM - At the Observatory  
May 19  Fri Board Meeting: 7PM
Membership Meeting: 8PM - At the Observatory. Elections.
 
May 20  Sat   Lee Keith
414-425-2331
May 26  Fri Public Night: 8:00PM - Members should arrive by 7:30  
May 27  Sat   Brian Geniere
414-961-8745
May 30  Tue Event: Scout Tour, 8:00pm, Highland View Elementary troup #8461  
May 31  Wed Event: Scout Tour, 8:00pm, Highland View Elementary troup #8461 Rain Date