Friday, February 3, 2017
Star Parties at the Center for Earth and Space Science Education (CESSE)at Tyler Junior College will host star parties on February 4th , March 4th and April 1. The Center will sponsor FREE planetarium shows beginning at 8 pm and they will continue to run every 30 minutes with the last show starting at 9pm om each date. Also on these dates, IF THE WEATHER IS CLEAR, the Astronomical Society of East Texas will provide telescope view of celestial object in the center courtyard. Viewing will begin after twilight. For more information follow the Astronomical Society of East Texas on FaceBook or our website www.asetexas.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Paul Shaw at 10:42 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Full Super Moon rising in the East at Mineola Nature Preserve on Nov. 13th and 14th. It was clear on the 13th so the first shot is the Moon over the tree line. The 14th had a cloud bank to the East which made it impractical to adjust the camera settings. Finally about 7pm the moon rose over the clouds to show it's detail.
Posted by Paul Shaw at 10:43 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016
The Mineola Nature Preserve with the Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a STAR GAZING at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Friday, Oct. 21th. This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins a little before 6 PM and will end about 9 PM. The location will be the amphitheater next to the pavilion. The program is a group exercise in identifying objects in the night sky that can be seen with binoculars or the naked eye (Naked eye astronomy). The International Space Station will do a flyover about 6:55pm. This is a weather permitting program. In the event of inclement weather or cloud cover, the program will be postponed or cancelled. A “CANCELLED” notice will be posted in the “Calendar” page of the Society’s website: www.asetexas.org/calendar on the date, on the Society’s Face Book page, a sign will be posted at the Preserve entrance and an announcement will be aired by radio station KMOO 99.9 Mineola by about 5pm. A makeup date may be posted also. Please keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately for it. We have had significant amounts of rain lately, so wear clothing to ward off the mosquitoes. If you bring mosquito repellant, do not bring aerosols; use wipes instead. For more information on this event and the Society, contact us at email@example.com or text to 903-520-7338.
Posted by Paul Shaw at 9:47 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Astronomical Society of East Texas will sponsor a telescope star party at NatureFest at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Friday, September 30th. Solar viewing will begin at 5pm and night sky viewing will begin at twilight. If in the event of cloudy weather the event will be postponed until Saturday night, October 1 with the same time schedule. Due to recent weather, hot and wet, please wear mosquito proof clothing and use towelette mosquito repellent. Please no spray repellent. Postponement or cancellation will be posted on the Society's Face book page. Postponement and Cancellation will be posted on the Society's Face Book
Posted by Paul Shaw at 5:28 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Posted by Paul Shaw at 11:45 AM
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The Mineola Nature Preserve
Posted by Paul Shaw at 8:31 PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Mercury will make a rare transit of the Sun's disc on Monday, May 9 beginning at about 6am and will conclude about 2pm. WARNING!!!!! IT IS DANGEROUS TO OBSERVE THIS EVENT WITHOUT EYE PROTECTION!!! EYE DAMAGE OR BLINDNESS COULD OCCUR. A viewing of this event will be held at Tyler Junior College's Center for Earth and Space Science Education from 9am to Noon on Monday weather permitting.
Posted by Paul Shaw at 11:32 PM