Astronomy Clubs

There are more than a dozen astronomy clubs right here in Wisconsin. Some clubs have their own observatories, some have telescopes that members can borrow like a library book, but all clubs feature friendly members who love to share their knowledge of the night sky.

Use the list below to find an astronomy club near you:

New Berlin, WI Milwaukee Astronomical Society
Milwaukee, WI Urban Stargazers
Franklin, WI Wehr Astronomical Society
Grafton, WI Northern Cross Science Foundation
Pewaukee, WI Pewaukee Astronomy Club
Sheboygan, WI Sheboygan Astronomical Society
Racine, WI Racine Astronomical Society
Oshkosh, WI Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers
Kansasville, WI Richard Bong State Area Astronomy Association
Janesville, WI Rock County Astronomical Society
Madison, WI Madison Astronomical Society
Green Bay, WI Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society
Sturgeon Bay, WI Door Peninsula Astronomical Society
Dodgeville, WI Iowa County Astronomers
Prairie du Chein, WI Starsplitters of Wyalusing
La Crosse, WI La Crosse Area Astronomical Society
Fall Creek, WI Chippawa Valley Astronomical Society


Do I Need A Telescope?

You absolutely do NOT need to own a telescope to join an astronomy club. In fact, many clubs have loaner equipment specifically for members who don't have their own telescope.

Many clubs also have their own observatories which house larger instruments that are available for use by the membership. And members of astronomy clubs are very generous in sharing the views through their telescopes with other members and visitor to observing sessions.