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Welcome to the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society

Promoting the science and public education of astronomy, encouraging observational participation in astronomy, and providing outreach for the Leif Everson Observatory.
Located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society is a local club and a chapter of the Astronomical League. DPAS is a member of the International Dark Sky Association as well as the Night Sky Network, a teaching arm of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

DPAS meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at the Ray and Ruthie Stonecipher Astronomy Center. From Highway 42/57, turn East on Utah Street to Cove Road (stop sign) and turn left through the gate. Click here for a map.

DPAS operates and maintains the Leif Everson Observatory. This is equipped with a 14” Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope on a state-of-the-art robotic mount, a weather station and a budding project in radio astronomy. On a portable mount is a 102mm refractor with a hydrogen alpha filter for studying details of activity on the sun.

The Star Garden at the observatory is used for viewing the sky with unaided vision, binoculars and members’ telescopes. There are also binocular mounts set in concrete which allow people of various heights to share the same view.

Click here to download a membership form to become a member of the DPAS.

 Star counters needed, Newport State Park Sept 30, 8:30 PM Lot 3

IDA NewsHolly writes "How sharp are your eyes? On September 30th at Newport State Park, we need help counting stars for a good cause. And if you like, you can also watch The Emissary Movie on the same night, too!

The Emissary features loads of spectacular footage filmed in Newport State park. Meet the movie creators before our star counting party! The movie starts at 6:30 in the Nature Center Sept 30th, followed by a short Q and A session with director Tim Erskine.

Whether or not you see the movie, you can join us around 8:30 at Lot 3. We will set up telescopes and use laser pointers to indicate which patch of sky you should count stars in, assuming there are no clouds that night. If you have a counter, bring it! Please remember star party etiquette by minimizing lights, preferably using only red lights when necessary, to preserve everyone's night vision."

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