Friday, December 17, 2021

Society Winter Meeting

 

The ASET Winter Quarterly meeting will be held at 7pm on Saturday, January 8th in room 110 at TJC West RTDC building located at 1530 S SW Loop 323 and W. Robertson Road in Tyler. The main parking is in the NW corner of the campus off Robertson Road. Once inside the door turn right at the vending machines and then left the hall across from the office.
Jimmy Ragsdale of Lufkin will present a program on Astrophotography following the business meeting.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

RENDEZVOUS OF A CRESCENT MOON AND VENUS




 Here are some photos of a Crescent Moon and Venus from Tuesday Evening. I couldn't get them download until this morning. A couple show Earthglow. Venus was at it's furthest eastward on Oct. 21th. It reached it's high sky altitude on Nov. 28th and was it brightest last Tuesday, Dec. 7th. (Day of the photos.)

Thursday, December 2, 2021

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE NOVEMBER LUNAR ECLIPSE COURTESY OF NASA

 If you missed the Lunar Eclipse from this past month, here is a NASA time lapse video of the event.


Sunday, November 21, 2021

18 NOVEMBER 2021 NEAR TOTAL ECLIPSE PHOTOS

 Photos of the near Total Lunar Eclipse on 18 November 2021. This was taken with a Canon camera; not a telescope. There were so dew problems and some photos were over exposed to show Moon-Earth's shadow contacts.











 

Monday, August 30, 2021

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF EAST TEXAS QUARTERLY MEETING, 11 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

The Astronomical Society of East Texas will have it's quarterly meeting on Saturday, September 11th at 7pm at the Discovery Science Place (DSP) Annex, 302 N. Broadway* in Tyler.
 
Jimmy Ragsdale of Lufkin will be doing a presentation on his astrophotography techniques. Check out on of his photos below.
 
The public is invited.
 
*Park between the Annex and the DSP building on the West side of Broadway.
 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

FULL BLUE MOON TONIGHT IS A LAST FOR A WHILE

 Tonight's Full Blue Moon is the last Blue Moon for two more years.

Monday, August 9, 2021

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER AT MINEOLA NATURE PRESERVE THURSDAY, AUGUST 12TH

 

The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with the Astronomical Society of East Texas will sponsor a viewing of the Perseids Meteor Shower at the Nature Preserve on Thursday evening, August 12th, from dark until Midnight. The location is the "East" parking lot. So park on the "West" side. The event is free and open to all. You may want to bring either a blanket or reclining lawn chair and, if you have them, binoculars. Telescopes will be available to view other celestial objects also. With respect for the recent weather and the possibility of mosquitoes, bring only repellent wipes-Please no sprays. Also no smoking is allowed. This is a weather permitting event. If the skies are too cloudy, the event will be cancelled. A cancellation notice will be posted on the Society's website: asetexas.org, via this email: info@asetexas.com, and a sign at the Preserve entrance stating "STAR GAZING IS OFF". You can also text to 903-520-7338. Come, relax and look up to see the fiery glows of sand grains and pebble size "meteors" hitting the Earth's atmosphere at 90,000 miles per hour!