Ellen Trexler

It is with a heavy heart that we are reporting the passing of the Astronomical Society of Rowan County’s last living Founding Member, Ellen Trexler. Mrs. Trexler, Mr. Grady Withers and Mr. Jim Torrence were instrumental in organizing and establishing the Astronomical Society of Rowan County we all know and love today. As an educator in the Rowan County School system Mrs. Trexler was an inspiration to the countless young minds she taught and loved so dearly. Her love of astronomy and eagerness to share the wonders of the cosmos with others is what led up to the founding the ASRC. Mrs. Trexler passed away Tuesday after an extended illness. Arrangements are still underway and we will post an update when information becomes available.

Updated Obituary – Click Here

2016 Mercury Transit

Don’t own or know anybody with a telescope? Not in a favorable location to view today’s transit? Clouds got you covered up? Well, there is still time left and you can view it live here:

http://live.slooh.com/stadium/live/transit-of-mercury-2016

Tom Davis took the following picture of today’s transit with a Canon T3i ISO 800 with 1/2500th second exposure using a 120mm ED refractor while out of state.

Tom Davis - Canon T3i ISO 800 with 1/2500th second exposure using a 120mm ED refractor.
Tom Davis – Canon T3i ISO 800 with 1/2500th second exposure using a 120mm ED refractor.