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Ad Astra per Aspera is a musical group.


  1. "Ad Astra per Aspera" is the second studio album by the American Christian rock band Abandon Kansas. It is the first album released by Gotee Records.
  2. "Ad Astra Per Aspera" is a 2010 album by Pee Wee Gaskins.
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Ad astra per aspera a.k.a. 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.

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Google previewWorld Dictionary of Foreign Expressions (1999)

A Resource for Readers and Writers by Gabriel Adeleye, Kofi Acquah-Dadzie

ad astra per aspera. ad astra per aspera [L. ad to, at, for, according to (1); astra stars (2); per through (3); aspera rough things, dangers (4): to the stars through dangers.] To the stars through dangers. Motto of the State of Kansas. Cf. ad astra ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 (2010)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Motto: “Ad astra per aspera” (“To the stars through difficulties”). Song: “Home on the Range,” words by Brewster Higley and music by Dan Kelly. Amphibian: barred tiger salamander. Bird: western meadowlark. Flower: wild native sunflower.

Google previewWebster's Common Sense Dictionary (1902)

Literary, Scientific, Encyclopedic, Pronouncing and Defining by Noah Webster

Ad astra per aspera. 81 quierls peninsulam amoenam clrcumsplce. L'etolle du nord. MOTTO Eureka. Salve. None. Dirigo. NICKNAME OF INHABITANTS Lizards. Toothpicks. Gold hunters. Rovers. Wooden nut-megs. Musk-rats. Fly-up- the- e ...

Google previewDictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 (2016)

Dimensions of the Midwestern Literary Imagination by Philip A. Greasley

reinforce the state motto, Ad astra per aspera (To the Stars through Difficulties). Eastern Kansas was settled primarily before the Civil War, amid political difficulties. The central third of Kansas was settled from the late 1860s through the ...

Google previewHarper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 (1915)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

Topeka; popular name, “Garden of the West”; State flower, the sunflower; State motto, Ad astra per aspera (“To the stars through all difficulties”) ; organized as a Territory, May 30, 1854; admitted into the Union as the thirty-fourth State, Jan.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

However, as suggested by the Latin phrase Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through hardship and struggle), travel in space is not without risk. On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven perished in a reentry ...

Google previewThe Disneyland Encyclopedia (2017)

The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Major Event in the Original Magic Kingdom by Chris Strodder

Ad astra per aspera—Roman philosopher Seneca's call to reach the stars despite difficulties might have applied to Tomorrowland. No Disneyland area was as problematical in the mid1950s as Tomorrowland, and no area has undergone as ...

Google previewDictionary of Minor Planet Names (2013)

by Lutz D. Schmadel

The state's motto is ”Ad astra per aspera”, which means”To the stars through difficulties”. The planet is also named for the University of Kansas, the discoverer's alma mater, to commemorate the centennial of observational astronomy there, ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

—rank, 15th state Statehood January 29, 1861 Motto Ad Astra Per Aspera (To the Stars Through Difficulties) ...

Google previewNew Universal Graphic Dictionary of the English Language (1916)

Self-pronouncing ... Based on the Foundation Laid

ad astra per aspera. [L.] To the stars through all difficulties.

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