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"Per aspera ad astra'", from Finland in the Nineteenth Century, 1894

Per aspera ad astra or Ad astra per aspera is a Latin phrase which means any of the following: "Through hardships to the stars", "A rough road leads to the stars" or "To the stars through difficulties". The phrase is one of many Latin sayings which use the expression Ad astra.

Uses

Various organizations and groups use this expression and its variants.

Literature

Music

  • The title of a song by Haggard (band) from their Eppur Si Muove album.
  • The subtitle of Sergei Bortkiewicz's 3rd piano concerto.
  • The subtitle of Moritz Moszkowski's set of fifteen Études de Virtuosité for piano, op. 72 (published 1903).
  • The title of the first album by the German gothic rock band Aeon Sable.
  • The title of the first album by Kansas Bible Company.
  • The title of the second album by Abandon Kansas.
  • The title of a piece by Greek composer Panayiotis Demopoulos for harp and percussion (2012).
  • The Pee Wee Gaskins's album entitled "Ad Astra Per Aspera" and one instrumental in it called "To The Stars With All We've Got".
  • Acceptance has an instrumental track on their Phantoms album titled "Ad Astra Per Aspera."
  • Swedish heavy metal band Ghost has a track titled "Per Aspera ad Inferi" on their second album, Infestissumam.
  • The song "Per Aspera Ad Astra" by Shawn Smith from his Home Recordings album.
  • The title of the fourth album by ambient music duo Stars of the Lid.
  • The first song "Aspera" on Erin McKeown's 2005 Album We Will Become Like Birds
  • The title of a remix album released in 2011 by Wareika on the label Connaisseur Recordings.
  • The song "Ad Astra" by Deerhunter from their Fading Frontier album.
  • The song "Ad Astra" by Arcturus from their La Masquerade Infernale album.
  • It is the name of an album by the band ASP.

Educational and research institutions

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

Austria

Ecuador

Estonia

Honduras

  • Escuela Nacional de Música, Tegucigalpa
  • Instituto Salesiano San Miguel, Tegucigalpa

India

  • Clarence High School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India - Motto of Redwood House (Ad Astra)
  • St.Augustine's High School, kalimpong, District:Darjeeling, India
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi, India.
  • The Frank Anthony Public School,Kolkata,India
  • St Joseph's High School, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
  • Antonio D'souza High School, Mumbai, India

Jamaica

  • Immaculate Conception High School, St. Andrew
  • Mount Alvernia High School, Montego Bay

Japan

St. Francis Church, Tokyo, West-Hachioji, Gnosis Essene (HP).

Maldives

Macau SAR, China

New Zealand

Norway

Nigeria

Pakistan

Philippines

Romania

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Ukraine

Governmental entities

Military and government

Fraternities and sororities

Popular culture

Others

  • A plaque honoring the astronauts of Apollo 1 at the launch site where they perished.
  • Inscribed on the crest of Pall Mall cigarettes packages[29]
  • The theme of "POR CC XXI" by Kolese Kanisius Jakarta
  • Tradewinds Swiss[30]
  • Space Development Network[31]
  • Part three of the book "Jepp who Defied the Stars" by Katherine Marsh has the phrase as its title.[32]

See also

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