August 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Come join The Oil Region Astronomical Society in Western Pennsylvania, and other regional amateur astronomers for the 2019 AstroBlast convention! The dates for this year's AstroBlast will be from the evening of Tuesday, August 27th, to noon on Monday, September 2nd. (Labor Day Weekend).
This will be the second 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 GEM pier-mounted telescope, and a Meade 14"LX200 alt/az tripod mounted telescope, all under a roll-off roof.
Registration for the event will open later this summer, and attendees will be able to 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, swap meet, doorprize raffle, and a Saturday evening pizza party!
In addition to details being posted here, for further information about the convention and new observatory, please visit the Oil Region Astronomical Society's website at: http://www.oras.org/