For anyone with a true passion for astronomy.
The Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society (NPMAS) is a fellowship of amateur astronomers. We join together to share learning's, experiences, and the passion we have for astronomy. We nurture and promote this interest through our activities. The foundation of our endeavors is the enjoyment we share.
The benefits of membership are the best reason to join NPMAS today! As a member you will receive: access to all NPMAS events, voting privileges, use of the club telescopes, use of the club library, access to the web page NPMAS newsletter, The Eyepiece, access to the club's observing sites and star parties, membership in the Astronomical League, four issues of the Astronomical League newsletter, The Reflector, and reduced subscription rates for Sky & Telescope magazine and/or Astronomy magazine. Membership dues are $15.00 for single and $25.00 for family.
The NPMAS meets at the Museum on the second Wednesday of each month from 7PM to 9PM. The meetings are free and open to the public and include society business, an astronomy related presentation and an overview of a Deep Sky Object of the Month. For a detailed schedule of events and for NPMAS membership information, call 920-405-8534 or visit www.npmas.org.
Public Observing Nights
Join the members of the NPMAS throughout the year as they set up their telescopes and binoculars for public viewings of night sky objects including the moon, planets, stars and galaxies. Observing will take place at the Danz Avenue entrance to the Wildlife Sanctuary. All Public Observing Nights are free.
NPMAS provides, free of charge, astronomy related programs, presentations and/or star parties to scout groups, schools and other interested groups or organizations.
Star parties are an important part of our club activities. Members bring their telescopes to a dark sky site. Beginning members get a chance to learn the night sky on an individual basis with the more experienced observers. Experienced observers get the chance to further their own development by observing more difficult objects. Members have access to various star parties in and around Wisconsin to improve their skill and knowledge of the night sky.
Include field trips, telescope building and mirror grinding classes, club picnic and holiday dinner party. Weekend trips include Prairie Sky Party, Wisconsin Observer's Weekend, Crivitz Observer's Weekend, Northwoods Starfest, Kores Observing Weekends, and Parmentier Observing Weekends, as well as regional and national conventions.
NPMAS is a member of the Night Sky Network, an association with NASA, JPL and the ASP to bring astronomy to the public in a fun and engaging way.
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