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

Grand opening coming August 22!!

The training classes for the observatory continue as required per member interest and Steve Conard’s availability.  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.

August 12 Meeting (7:30 p.m.)

Join Bear Branch Planetarium director Jim Reynolds for a tour of the planetarium.  Come see what the new digital planetarium can do.

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