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: October 2nd, 7:30PM at the observatory. Topics: TBD

Next Open House Night
Our next Open House night will be on October 5th. 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.

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 2019

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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