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!

Announcement: Observatory Construction has Begun

Construction has commenced on the Blaine Roelke Memorial Observatory at Bear Branch Nature Center.  Swing by and have a look at your convenience.


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 13 Meeting

This has been a busy summer for outreach activities, including the 4-H County Fair, a day at the Udvar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Museum), and other events.  Skip Bird and Bob Clark will summarize some of these activities. Observing reports, including accounts of the 2014 Mason-Dixon Star Party are encouraged.

While at the meeting, check out the progress in the construction of the Blaine Roelke Observatory.  Observing Director Steve Conard will be showing photographs of the construction.


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