Per aspera ad astra

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Not to be confused with Per ardua ad astra.
"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.


Various organizations and groups use this expression and its variants.



  • 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






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


  • 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


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


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


Macau SAR, China

New Zealand






Saint Vincent and the Grenadines



South Africa

Sri Lanka


Governmental entities

Military and government

Fraternities and sororities

Popular culture


  • 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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  2. Campbell University: General Information Archived July 26, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Greenhill School: Statement of Philosophy
  4. "Stevens Institute of Technology: About Stevens". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  5. "Trinity Prep School: myTPS Portal". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  6. "Albury High School". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  7. "Keila-Joa Boarding School". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  8. "Jakob Westholm Secondary School". Retrieved 2014-11-05. 
  9. "Colegiul Național Mihai Eminescu". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  10. "Colegiul Naţional "Andrei Şaguna", Braşov". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  11. "Colegiul Naţional "Doamna Stanca", Braşov". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  12. "Colegiul Naţional Alexandru Papiu Ilarian". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  13. "Colegiul Național Andrei Mureșanu". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  14. "Liceul Teoretic Ovidius". Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  15. "Pietersburg Hoerskool". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  16. "The Great Seal of Kansas". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  17. Decorations of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  18. "The South African Air Force Emblems". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  19. "Academia Tehnica Militara". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  20. Department of Civil Aviation Emblems Archived April 27, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  21. "Beta Sigma Psi 2006 National Convention, see page header". 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  22. "Sigma Gamma Phi at SUNY Oneonta". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  23. Almgau, 2014 (7 May 2011). "Startseite - ALMGAU". K.ö.St.V. Almgau Salzburg im MKV. 
  24. "transcript from the September 17, 2011 episode of A Prairie Home Companion". 
  25. Rev. Andy Ferguson. "Church Street United Methodist Church: February 20, 2001". 
  26. "Mass Effect 3: Official MEHEM trailer". 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  27. "Ghost B.C. Store". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  28. "A Nameless Ghoul From Ghost B.C. Speaks About ‘Infestissumam,’ the Devil + More". Loudwire. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  29. "Pall Mall". History of Cigarette Brands. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  30. "Test Tradewinds Swiss". 
  32. Jepp who Defied the Stars, p. 225, at Google Books