2018 AstroBlast announcement:
Come join The Oil Region Astronomical Society in Western Pennsylvania, and other regional amateur astronomers for the 2018 AstroBlast convention!
The dates for this year's AstroBlast will be from the evening of Wednesday, August 8th, to the morning of Monday, August 13th.
(to take advantage of the Perseid Meteor Shower).
Registration for the event is now open, and attendees can pre-register online, or during the event itself. We expect to have a full schedule of speakers on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, as well as some of our traditional Astroblast activities, such as a nature walk and swap meet.
Additionally, this will be the first year that the new ORAS observatory, located at a dark-sky site in southeastern Venango County, PA, will be fully operational with a 30" f/3 Starstructure telescope, a Celestron 14" SCT pier GEM mounted telescope, and a Meade 14"LX200 alt/az tripod mounted telescope, all under a roll-off roof.
For more information about the convention and new observatory, please visit the Oil Region Astronomical Society's website at: http://www.oras.org/