June 21st 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Astronomical Society of Rowan County(ASRC). The stars may be dimmer now due to light pollution, but the interest in all things spacey remains quite high. This is especially true among our students. And this is where the ASRC really shines, by offering those young inquiring minds, their parents, and even their grandparents a chance to see the stars, planets, nebula and galaxies close up through real telescopes.
Cheers to the ASRC and their efforts at sharing the unsurpassed beauty of the cosmos with anyone wishing to see and learn more about the natural universe they are apart of. Their telescopes have opened the cosmic window for countless people throughout the years. Let’s hope the local light pollution problem will be addressed in a satisfactory manner so the next 30 years will be even more rewarding.