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 Project at Bear Branch

The training classes for the observatory continue in April the observatory.  The first two classes held in March, uncovered some issues with the telescope that led to some new equipment being added.  Beyond April, additional classes will be offered for members and qualified volunteers.  Please come back and check for more information later.


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.

May 13 Meeting (7:30 p.m.)

Dr. Demos Kazanas (NASA-Goddard) will present “The Multiverse and Other Modern Cosmological Stories.”  The talk will cover the basic physics behind the current status of the multiverse.

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