Upcoming Events

The NCSF has regular monthly meetings, where the membership can get together and discuss all things astronomical. We also feature guest speakers and many of these events, and the public is welcome to attend. Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month. Our meeting location is the GSC Technology Center in Germantown, WI.

Our public viewing nights are specifically designed to enable guests to look through telescopes. Everyone is welcome! We hold events in various locations – check the schedule below, and then click on a location to get a map and directions.

Because the sky has to be clear and dark in order to be able to observe, please take note of the sky conditions before you leave. If it is completely overcast, the event will be cancelled automatically. If it’s partly cloudy or better, we will still hold the event, and make due with what nature throws at us.

Next NCSF Meeting

Thursday, October 4 at 7:30pm
Program: Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer / Jeff Setzer

The 3.6-meter Canada-France-Hawaii Tele-scope, known as CFHT, is undergoing a metamorphosis at 14,000 feet on top of Mauna Kea. The 40-year-old telescope is due to be replaced by an 11-meter behemoth that will advance spectroscopy immensely. The new instrument, known as the Maukakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) is being designed as we speak, and Jeff Setzer will share some unique insights into the engineering and science of this ambitious project.


Astronomy 101 Topic (before meeting, 7:00pm – 7:30pm): Telescope Operating Basics
Constellation Of The Month: Capricornus

2018 Public Events Calendar

Download our 2018 schedule for printing or sharing with friends.