Mission Statement

The Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) 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.

Our mission is to inform, educate and inspire the general public and support teaching in the sciences of astronomy and physics.

The Martz-Kohl Observatory, in Frewsburg, NY is the base of operations for our organization and is key to our public education efforts. We are actively involved in outreach, citizen science and ongoing renovation work at the observatory.  We welcome volunteers to assist in our endeavors.

Open Observatory Nights enable you to enjoy, learn  and experience what our organization is all about.  Check out our calendar of events to learn more.

Members volunteer work