Astronomer Credits Success Of Business To Arkansas

Published 05/11 2014 08:11PM

Updated 05/11 2014 08:46PM

SRINGDALE, MO -- A man once called crazy for moving his astronomy business from California to Arkansas is now counting his lucky stars and laughing all the way to the bank.

Scott Roberts manufactured and sold telescopes for 30 years before he decided to take control of his future.

Five years later, Roberts' company -- Explore Scientific -- is now a multi-million dollar company based in Springdale.

He says he owes it all to moving to the Natural State.

"I would say that if I had not moved to some place like Northwest Arkansas, that we would not have the success that we're having today," Roberts says. "When I look through a telescope and I see a spiral galaxy that's 35-million light years's a real connection."

He uses his tools to make science come alive, whether for students or just life-long learners.

It's clearly a passion, which increases both sales, and curiosity around Arkansas and the world.


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