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 23, 2013 from 10am to 3pm. Bring anything you'ld like to sell or swap, or just come as you are and meet your fellow Wisconsin stargazers.
Comet PANSTAARS is making an appearance in early 2013, with the best viewing time being the first part of March. Organizations in Wisconsin that are hosting specific viewing events for Comet PANSTARRS include:
For general information about this comet, see Astronomy Magazine -- published in Waukesha, WI!