Williamson County Astronomy Club

The Williamson County Astronomy Club serves the Williamson County and North Austin (Texas) suburban corridor including the communities of Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Jollyville, Leander, Liberty Hill, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Sun City, and Taylor.

We are a small, informal club with a diverse membership of all ages who share an interest in astronomy and the space sciences. Our goals are to further the knowledge of and interest in astronomy within our community while enjoying the wonders of the universe. Visitors are always welcome at our monthly meetings. Please feel free to join us and share our common interest.

Next Meeting:

 April 1, 2021 -- 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

"Telescope Remote Control"
Club members John Upton and Rob Pettengill will discuss two methods for remote control of a telescope. John will discuss experiences setting up a Mini-PC running Windows at the telescope while Rob will discuss his experience with using a fully integrated commercial Linux system -- the ASIAir Pro.

See Meeting Programs page for scheduled meetings for the remainder of 2021. 

Meeting Place:

The club is currently holding Online Meetings only due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Email us if you wish to join a meeting.

Meeting Format:

Meetings usually include informal discussions, club announcements, and one or more presentations covering some aspect of astronomy or space science. See the Meeting Format page for details.

Membership Requirements:

Membership is open to those of all ages with an interest in astronomy or the space sciences.  We do not charge dues or membership fees. Visitors are always welcome at meetings.

Club Activities:

Monthly Meeting Programs, Private Observing Outings, and Public Outreach Observing (Suspended until further notice; see Public Activities page).

Club Associations:

The Williamson County Astronomy Club has been a proud member of the International Dark-Sky Association. Please consider donating to this organization to help keep the glories of the night sky available to as many as possible.