Tuesday, January 26, 2016

All Visible Planets Together at One Time

All five (5) of the naked eye planets are visible in the same area of the sky at the same time. About an hour or so before Sunrise they all can be seen in a line from East to the Southeast. Look at the diagram included.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Star of Bethlehem? Comet Catalina (C2013 US 10)

Cristo Sanchez caught a pic of this comet December 22. Noted Astronomer Colin Humphreys has some credible evidence that the Star of Bethlehem could have been the great comet of -5BC. This is a very beautiful shot and a reminder of the reason for the season. ASET members are like the wise men, we look for the star in the east.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cristo Sanchez's Total Lunar Eclipse

Cristo Sanchez caught this photo near the end of the Eclipse around 10pm near Yantis, Texas. Very good job, Cristo!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Cristo Sanchez has third article published in ALL ABOUT SPACE

Great news! Got my images of Myself & The Milky Way and Bode's Galaxy (M81) published in Issue #41 of All About Space Magazine, making it my third time in the magazine! Can't say how grateful I am for this opportunity!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Club Member Cristo Sanchez published in All About Space Magazine

Fellow member (Cristo Sanchez - 16 yrs) sent this in to us.  His work was recognized in All About Space (link) and he told us he was inspired by coming to the star parties put on by the club.

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Laser Show at the Planetarium - Tonight!

Center for Earth & Space Science Education
September 2014
Are you ready to rock?! Well the Center for Earth and Space Science Education is proud to announce that we will be hosting laser shows in our dome this weekend for the first time in our history! We will have a show featuring music by the Beatles, U2, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd. Tickets are only 5$ per show, but they are limited so buy them before they sell out! For more information check out our website or call us at903-510-2312.

What: Laser Shows
When: Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 7:00-10:00
Where: The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC (1411 E. Lake Street, Tyler, TX)
Cost: 5$ per show
Tom Hooten
Center for Earth & Space Science Education

Monday, September 22, 2014

Public Viewing Session - SFA Observatory

There will be a public viewing session on Friday, September 26th at 8:00pm (weather permitting). 

These viewing sessions are intended for visitors of all ages and are free of charge. Since these are outdoor events, poor weather conditions may force a cancellation. Check this site again a 2 hours before the tour to make sure that the tour has not been canceled due to poor weather. SFA SPS students will operate the telescopes and show visitors stars, clusters, nebulae, double stars, and perhaps a planet.  Here are driving directions to the SFA Observatory.  For more updates, you can like the SFA Observatory on Facebook.

There are also planetarium shows on the main SFA campus on Friday nights at 7:00PM.  Admission for planetarium shows is $2/person. 

Today is the first day of fall – also known as the Autumnal Equinox.  Let’s hope for cooler weather this Friday…    

Clear skies!
Dr. B
Dan Bruton, Ph.D.