Iowa County Astronomers was formed in September, 2006. We are a group of like-minded astronomy enthusiasts that meet monthly to discuss current topics in space science and spend time observing together. All are welcome at our meetings, we have no dues and our only requirement is the ability to look up and say "Wow!" This website will keep you up to date on the latest astronomy happenings in Southwest Wisconsin and meeting times/places/agenda.
We have an email list that we use for announcements and discussion. If you would like to join, visit our Google Group page and click on the join button.
For more information, contact John Wunderlin.
- Club Calendar
Next Meeting Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00pm QLF
Mar 20: Equinox at Frank's Hill
Mar 20/21: Starsplitters Messier Marathon
Mar 21: Moon/Mars in SW after sunset
Mar 22: Moon/Venus in SW after sunset
Apr 4: Lunar Eclipse before dawn (5:15-6:45)
Apr 10/11: Venus/Pleiades in W after sunset
April Theme: 25 Years of Hubble
Summer program at Governor Dodge
Naming Exoworlds update: Lynda
Southern Stargazing: Lynda
We are now a Facebook Group. You are invited to join us. Our website and google group emails will remain our main way to communicate club news and events.
March Theme: Filtering Starlight
will be sharing some tips on how to use filters to get better views
at the telescope.
the meeting (around 8:30) at Bethel
skies are clear.
are no passengers on Spaceship ICAstro. We are all crew."
2015 Planning/Stargazing Stories (Donald)/Comet Lovejoy
"Romance of Science" Dr. Jordan Maclay
25 Years of Hubble
Gov. Dodge Picnic
Pluto/New Horizons (John H.)
Double Stars (Lewis)
Check the current agenda for our observing location. Links to maps for each site are below:
Quality Liquid Feeds - Bethel Horizons - Twin Valley - Cox Amphitheater
Need Help with your Telescope?
We often hear from people who own a telescope and don't know how to use it. If you'd like to learn how to use a telescope, bring your telescope to any of our meetings- we've got lots of experienced people who would be glad to help!
MMSD Planetarium Shows
The MMSD Planetarium offers public shows on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 and 7:45. Click Here for their website.
Astronomy Picture of the Day- Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
The Sky This Week - Weekly astronomy column by David Oesper
UW-Space Place - Space Museum in Madison! Regular presentations and guests, but it's kind of hard to find!
Wisconsin Astronomy - website for planning the International Year of Astronomy for Wisconsin
Ed Ting's Guide to buying a telescope