Have you ever stared up at the stars and wondered how it all works? Taken the time to find the north star Polaris, or the nearest galaxy Andromeda. Have you ever seen the beauty of the summer triangle? Do you want to see Jupiter or Saturn with your own eyes? If the answer to these questions is yes than I ask that you join us in our twice monthly star gazing opportunities. I put this idea forward because of the lack accessible "star parties" in Madison over the last few years. I do not mean to dash anyone who currently puts on community programs in this area. Much to the contrary. I aim to enhance interest in amateur astronomy for those who may be interested but don't know where to start. With this remark I would like to qualify my future statements! I am not a professional astronomer, nor am I even in the field of astronomy. I do however have a strong educational background in science and an unparalleled passion for astronomy and understanding how things work. For those worried I may lead them astray on the facts of the universe, let me ease your mind. I have no intention on preaching to the choir about philosophy or religion, only to show you places we can only dream of going. . . As for logistics: The current group meets at Olbrich Park on a biweekly basis 9-11 pm (weather permitting) on Thursdays. We meet at: 3402 Atwood Ave Madison, WI 53714 (in the field next to the boat launch) Tentative days of meetings: 6/5/14 6/19/14 7/3/14 7/17/14 7/31/14 8/14/14 8/28/14 Weather details will be posted 5 hours before each meeting on meet up to inform members if weather is acceptable for viewing that night!