ORAS NEWS - Bring your own telescope, spotting scope, binoculars next time you visit the Observatory, and ORAS members will be there to show you how to set up and use the instrument to get the most out of it.
Astroblast 2013 will take place August 6 - 11!
Click here - check out the Schedule of Events for ASTROBLAST 2013!!
PLEASE consider participating in our "OOI - I'm Made of Stars" education out reach initiative.
ORAS NEWS - R-COP, ORAS's Robotic Telescope located at Perth Observatory in Australia has been upgraded with a ST10-XME CCD camera and new filter wheel including U, B, V, R, I, H-alpha, OII, and L filters. We wish to thank the Mellon Charitable Trust for making this upgrade possible!
ORAS NEWS - Observatory now has high speed wireless Internet available for visitors!
ORAS NEWS - R-COP, the Clarion University-Science In Motion/ORAS/Perth Observatory remote telescope in Perth, Australia now online! Click here and check out the Observatory's current live sky camera or current weather data at the R-COP Telescope.
In March of 1991, a small group of people with a passion for looking to the stars came up with an idea to unite those people in Northwest Pennsylvania with a common interest in astronomy. Those efforts led to the formation of the Venango County Astronomy Club, the predecessor of the Oil Region Astronomical Society, a group of men, women and youths who share their equipment and knowledge of the stars in an effort to promote the fundamentals of astronomy and space science. The group continues to work together, turning their eyes to the sky to ponder and discuss the universe in which we live.
Well over 100 businesses and individuals throughout the community, through donations of time, labor, materials, equipment, and funding have contributed to the construction of our home; the Oil Region Astronomical Observatory. We thank all of our contributors for your tremendous support in making the Observatory a reality. Major financial contributors include the Samuel Justus Charitable Trust, Edith C. Justus Charitable Trust, John Nesbit Rees and Sarah Henne Rees Charitable Foundation, the Mellon Trust, and the Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Charitable Trust.
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Our Observatory Page contains information about the observatory and pictures depicting its construction.
Our Calendar Page contains dates, times, places and information about our monthly meetings and public viewing nights at the observatory.
Our Members Pagecontains a list of our Board of Directors.
Our Links Page contains various astronomy links including other astronomical organizations.
Our Membership Page contains information about our organization and provides an on-line application for joining the Oil Region Astronomical Society.
Our Imaging Page contains various astronomical pictures taken by club members including images of the late, great comet Hale-Bopp.
Our Astroblast Page contains information about our summer star party including a preliminary schedule of events.
Click here for current positions of the Constellations....
Click here for the current phase of the Moon ....
Awarded Pennsylvania Destination of the Day May 8, 1998!!!
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Oil Region Astronomical Society Inc.
P.O. Box 1535, Oil City, PA 16301
Call: 814-437-2525 - Observatory Phone
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