Cumberland Astronomy Club


Club Information

All meetings and events are open to the public, unless otherwise posted. To contact the club for more information:

2023-24 Club Officers

President/Astronomical League Coordinator

Steve Vincent


Michelle Nilssen


David Burcaw


Kathy Sanner

Meeting Information

Next Meeting:

March 15, 2024

7:30 PM

Frostburg State University

Gira Center, Rm 156, on the same level as the Planetarium

Agenda / Topic

Telescopes and Telescope Making

Guest Speaker: Kevin Frederick

Local Telescope Craftsman

Location Details:

Signs at the Planetarium will direct you to Room 156

PDF Campus Map with notes for parking and walking to the building

Please, only attend if you are feeling well and you are comfortable attending


Future Meetings:

April 19, 2024

Agenda / Topic

See Double (Stars) with Binocs

Intro to Astronomical League

binocular DS observing program

Link here

Click Here to link to Poster of UpComing Topics and Dates


Club meetings are open to the public.

Fun Stuff:

Great American Eclipse April 8, 2024

Time and Date info on Total Solar Eclipse

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks visible now in Lacerta with binoculars and telescopes

Potentially visible to the naked eye during the month of April. With its closest approach occurring just a few days before a the above mentioned Total Solar Eclipse

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks looking WNW, elevation 24° on February 20, 2024, 7:00PM EST by club member Craig Coleman

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Upcoming Events:


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Check for

FSU Public Show Schedule

After the Science Saturday Planetarium Show the club sometimes will assist with pointing out features in the night sky and with viewing with some of the university’s telescopes, weather permitting.

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