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!


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.

July 9 Meeting

Several interesting short talks will be featured at this year’s first Summer meeting. Vanessa Thomas shares her experience of visiting historic Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton in California.  Curt Roelle also has a short presentation regarding the history of Lick and his earlier visit there as well.

Steve Conard whom is active in stellar occultations by asteroids will share some of the work on stellar spectra he has recently achieved.  He may also give a heads up to a favorable asteroidal occultation coming up later this month.

Also the latest news regarding the anticipated construction of the Roelke Observatory at Bear Branch Nature Center.

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