The Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to the amateur astronomer. The emphasis of our Association is observational astronomy, well-rooted in public education and enjoyment of the starry skies.  The Martz Kohl Observatory is the base of operations for our organization and is key to our public education efforts.

Public nights are open for all to enjoy and find out what our organization is all about. On public nights, come to the door beside the dome for entry into the observatory where we will be happy to show you what to do and see! Please consider a donation during your visit of $2.00 for students and $5.00 for adults.

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On Saturday, October 19, 2019, a ribbon cutting for a grand celebration was held at the Martz-Kohl Observatory. The celebration was a special thank you to the community for their generous and continued support.

From left, Board Member, Richard Carlson, Town of Carroll Supervisor, Laura Smith, Chautauqua County Legislature Representative for District 19, John Davis, Chautauqua County Executive, George Borrello, Board Member, Walter Pickut, Board President, Gary Nelson, Board Member, John Anderson, Member, Andy Felong, Board Member, Tom Traub, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Community Chamber Coordinator, Joanna Dahlbeck