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 July 18th, 7:00PM at the observatory.

First Wednesday Meeting
July 6th, 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! Our club has a rich history which you can read about in our history section. Throughout the year we plan on showcasing some of that history.

100 Years!
Our B-Scope (officially the Ralph Buckstaff Telescope) turns 100 as of this year. The telescope sat in Buckstaff's extensive home observatory in Oshkosh until 1946 when he donated it to the MAS and we built a domed observatory to house it. Buckstaff joined the MAS in 1934 and remained a member until his passing in 1980.

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 Members Events Calendar Introducing the MAS Membership Event Schedule. This will be updated as new events are added or updated.

Calendars for 2022

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June  2022

Date Day Event Keyholder
Jun 1  Wed Event: 7:30PM
First Wednesday How To Meeting at the Observatory
Jun 4  Sat   Lee Keith
Jun 11  Sat   Jeff Kraehnke
Jun 18  Sat Public Night: 1:00PM - 4:00PM - The Sun Tamas Kriska
Jun 20  Mon Board Meeting: 7:00PM - At the Observatory
Jun 25  Sat   Gene Hanson