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 returning! If we have a Zoom meetings, email invitations will be sent to the membership via email.

Board Meeting August 15th, 7:00PM at the observatory.

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

Annual MAS Picnic! Our annual picnic at the observatory will be on August 6th and start at 4:00PM.

New Website Host: The MAS website has a new host provider and our storage availability has been expanded dramatically. This will allow us to post more content, more images at higher resolution, and more of our rich MAS history.

90 Years!
Did you know that MAS was formed on September 21, 1932? That means we will celebrate our 90th birthday this year! That birth was during the Great Depression and the club gathered at the house of Luverne Armfield and observed from his tiny yard in West Allis. And against all odds our club would decide to build our observatory in 1936. Our club has a rich history which you can read about in our history section.

Internet At the Observatory
The MAS Board has decided that it is finally time that we get internet access at our observatory! This gives us a number of capabilities including the ability to broadcast our meetings so members can view it remotely, upload of imaging, and security cameras. We hope to have this running by September.

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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MAS 90th Birthday Photo Collage

Our club is turning 90 years old this September! You can read about our MAS history here.

Calendars for 2022

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August  2022

Date Day Event Keyholder
Aug 3  Wed Event: 7:30PM - First Wednesday How To Meeting at the Observatory  
Aug 6  Sat Event: Annual Picnic at the Observatory - 4:00PM William Gottemoller
Aug 13  Sat   Jim Bakic
Aug 15  Mon Board Meeting: 7:00PM - At the Observatory
Aug 19  Fri Public Night: 7:30PM - 10:00PM  
Aug 20  Sat   Steve Volp
Aug 27  Sat   Tamas Kriska