Jack T. Howard a Professor of Astrophysics and also a NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Solar System Ambassador, will be a guest speaker at the July 22 ond meeting of the Astronomical Society of Rowan County (ASRC). Jack will give a on the science and history of solar eclipses as well as details of the upcoming Aug. 21st total solar eclipse. The public is welcome to join us and the presentation will start shortly after 7:30 pm. at 1920 Deal Road Mooresville North Carolina
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.