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, February 7 at 7:00pm
Astronomy 101: Winter Sky Highlights
Weather in winter is cold and often uncomfortable for outdoor activity. But for the star gazer that dresses appropriately and waits for a mild clear evening some wonderful naked eye and telescopic sights await. This class will explore some of these awe inspiring sites.
Constellation Of The Month: many (see Astro 101)
Main Program: Backstage Pass: Adler Planetarium
In the “Astronomy Backstage: Chicago DVD” we’ll look at the Adler Planetarium — the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. You’ll see highlights from Adler’s collection of ancient astronomical instruments and rare books like those signed by Johannes Kepler and William Herschel.
2019 Public Events Calendar (coming soon!)
Download our 2019 schedule for printing or sharing with friends when it becomes available in late February.