The Northern Cross Science Foundation is a non-profit organization registered with the State of Wisconsin. The Foundation exists to promote astronomy and related sciences, and to foster public education in these fields. Our members come from all walks of life. You don't need a telescope to look at the sky...all you need are your own eyes and a willingness to look up! Please explore this Web site to find out more about the night sky, and how you can observe it live here in Southeastern Wisconsin. And come back often! We'll be adding to this site on a regular basis.

What are we all about? This video tries to capture what it's like to attend one of our many free public telescope viewing sessions. The pictures and video were taken by NCSF members at our observatory in Harrington Beach State Park:


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The Orion Skyquest XT 4.5 is an excellent telescope for kids. The NCSF has no affiliation with any telescope compnay but this guide is provided as a service. Thinking about buying a telescope?Check out our recommendations for a first telescope; there are picks for any age and budget. Click on the icon to get started!




The January 2016 newsletter is now available.

We have NCSF logo items available and new "for sale" items! Check it out on our Shop & Swap page!

We now have our own discussion group on Google Groups.

Follow NCSF_Astronomy on Twitter 


You can also download our current printable flyer from the bottom of the Events Page.

clear sky clock for harrington beach

NEW! Astronomical data and maps for Harrington Beach

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