Special Events

Astronomy organizations of all types have regular public events. In 2009, in recognition of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) the number and diversity of events available was unprecedented. The entire Wisconsin astronomical community coordinated events around IYA2009.

Although IYA2009 has come and gone, organizations all across Wisconsin continue to have regular public and special events. We will highlight a few of the special events on this page. Remember to check our Calendar page for a complete schedule of all things astronomical in Wisconsin.

 

Astronomy Swap & Shop

The Sheboygan Astronomical Society is hosting an Astronomy Swap & Shop at the Aviation Heritage Museum on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9am to 3pm. Bring anything you'ld like to sell or swap, or just come as you are and meet your fellow Wisconsin stargazers.

 

NCRAL 2014 Convention

The Northern Cross Science Foundation is hosting the North-Central Region of the Astronomical League (NCRAL) convention on April 4-5, 2014. The primary venue will be the Lakeview Conference Center in Port Washington, WI. For more information, check out their information website.

 

IYA2009 Goals

During the International Year of Astronomy 2009, the goal was for 10 million people to look through a telescope sometime during the year. In Wisconsin, our goal was to get 5,000 people to look up at the night sky. After reports came in from around the state, we know we exceeded that goal!