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Westminster Astronomical Society, Inc. Email
PO Box 1162
Westminster, MD 21158-5231

443-732-0020 - voice

Office HoursDaily after 7 pm
Contact 1Curtis W. Roelle
Contact Person
410-635-3377 - voice
roelle1@yahoo.com
Contact 2Wayne (Skip) Bird
Outreach Coordinator
410-206-5433 - voice
PurposeTo organize activities for and distribute information to persons with a common interest in amateur astronomy, and to encourage an interest in astronomy by the general public.
ServiceMeets at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster. Meetings are free, open to the public, and feature guest lecturers from the community of professional astronomers. To encourage celestial viewing among members, monthly "star parties" are offered at which participants use telescopes to view the moon, planets, asteroids and comets, galaxies, star clusters, and nebulosity’s. You do not need to own a telescope to join. For all things WASI, please go to our website www.westminsterastro.org. Monthly telescopic observation sessions, open to the public, are offered at the Bear Branch Nature Center and other local parks. Daytime and evening activities are provided at a variety of public events such as fairs. The Society provides telescopes and members operating them. Events are listed at this web site, http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/club-view.cfm?Club_ID=152 (WASI Public Events). Contact the society on our website, if you would like to have an event or if you have an idea for an event that we might support.
EligibilityOpen to everyone.
FeesCost: $25 per year.
Ages ServedActivities are of interest to all ages.
Area ServedServes Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania.
SubjectsAstronomy, Clubs And Organizations - Civic/Social/Service
Last Updated30 May 2019