Oil Region Astronomical Observatory

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Oil Region Astronomical Observatory
OrganizationOil Region Astronomical Society
Location Pennsylvania, US
Coordinates 41°28′13″N79°47′01″W / 41.47028°N 79.78361°W / 41.47028; -79.78361 Coordinates: 41°28′13″N79°47′01″W / 41.47028°N 79.78361°W / 41.47028; -79.78361
Website www.oras.org/obsphoto.htm
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Oil Region Astronomical Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Oil Region Astronomical Society. The Oil Region Astronomical Society was founded in 1993. It is located in Venango County, Pennsylvania (USA).

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  1. "Oil Region Astronomical Observatory Homepage". ORAS Observatory. Archived from the original on December 6, 2005. Retrieved December 15, 2005.