Westminster Astronomical Society serves as the Astronomical Resource for Carroll County, Maryland. We have public star parties all around Carroll and the surrounding counties as well as other community service work to further educate the citizens of Carroll County about the great overhead nightly resource, our Milky Way. Astronomy is looking up!
Observatory Construction at Bear Branch
Construction is nearing completion at the Blaine Roelke Memorial Observatory at Bear Branch Nature Center. Lights and electrical service is in place and a lock is on the door. Some final machining is required on the adapter plate for fastening the Celestron CGE Pro Computerized German Equatorial mounting onto the Pier Tech motorized pier.
7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Westminster’s Bear Branch Nature Center. The only exception is December when the regular meeting night is used for the annual WAS Holiday Banquet for members.
The meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone who wishes may bring a telescope and observe after the meetings.
January 14 Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
The annual WASI business meeting and election is scheduled for Wednesday, January 14.