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
All physical meetings are on hold and all will be held via Zoom. Email invitations will be sent to the membership via email.

Membership Meeting February 15th at 8:00PM. The Board meets at 7:00PM.
First Wednesday Meeting
February 3rd at 7:30PM.
Astrophotography Interest Group
February 10th at 7:00PM.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, there are no in person meetings, but our Saturday Member's Night have resumed under precautions including mask use and strict social distancing.

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.

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.

Zit Observatory
Having set up the E-Scope last 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.

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Tamas Kriska - 120 issues of the Focal Point 120 Issues of the Focal Point! We both congratulate and thank the Focal Point editing team of Tamas Kriska and Agnes Keszler for publishing our great newsletter for the last 10 years. These images show the first page of the 120 issues.

Calendars for 2019

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July  2019

Day Date Event Keyholder
Jul 6  Sat   Paul Borchardt
Jul 8  Mon Board Meeting: 7:00PM. At the Observatory. Members are invited.
Jul 13  Sat   Brian Ganiere
Jul 19  Fri Event: Public Night: 8:00PM - 10:30PM -- Members should arrive by 7:30  
Jul 20  Sat   Steve Volp
Jul 26  Fri Event: Dr Jim Fanson, Project Manager of the Giant Magellan Telescope, Presentation 7:30 PM  
Jul 27  Sat   Lee Keith