Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Daingerfield State Park Star Party

Daingerfield has rescheduled it Spring Star Party for Saturday, May 19th. The Event will take place at the Dinning Hall. The park is located 2 miles east of Daingerfield, Texas on SH 49. There may be a $2 entrance fee. Solar Sunspot viewing from 6-8pm. Lunar viewing from 8-9:30pm. Celestial viewing from 9:30-11pm. This is a weather permitting event. Cloudy skies could cause the event to be cancelled. Cancellation notices will be displayed on www.asetexas.org and our Facebook page: Astrononical Society of East Texas. More info: info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338.

Monday, May 7, 2018

STAR GAZING at the Mineola Nature Preserve, Friday, May 11.

The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a STAR GAZING at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Friday, May 11, 2018. This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins about 9:30 PM, so you can see where we will be at, try to arrive by 8:30 PM. The program will end about 11 PM. The location will be at 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). We could have a visit from the International Space Station and possible rare signals from Iridium flares that evening. This is a weather permitting program. In the event of inclement weather or cloud cover, the program will be cancelled. A “CANCELLED” notice will be posted in the “Calendar” page of the Society’s website: www.asetexas.org/calendar or our Facebook page on the date, a sign “NO STAR GAZING” will be posted at the Preserve entrance. Please keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately for it. Weather is warmer now so wear clothing to ward off stray mosquitoes. If you bring mosquito repellent, do not bring aerosols; use wipes instead. For more information on this event and the Society, contact us at info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338. On the web at www.asetexas.org or Facebook: Astronomical Society of East Texas and Mineola Nature Preserve.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

APRIL ASET EVENTS

Sat., April 7: CESSE star party at TJC's Center for Earth and Space Science Education begin about 7pm until about 10pm. Shows in the planetarium are free and begin at 8pm and run every half hour until 9:30pm. Telescopes will be in the courtyard. This is weather and cloud permitting. Sat. April 21: Daingerfield State Park star party. At the Dinning Hall. Solar viewing-5pm, Lunar viewing after Sunset and stellar viewing about 9pm until about 10pm. This also is a weather and cloud permitting event.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

CANCELLED !!!! STAR GAZING AT THE MINEOLA NATURE PRESERVE

EVENT CANCELLED !!!!! DUE TO THE OSCILLATING MOVEMENT OF A COLD FRONT THAT MIGHT RETURN CLOUDS AND POSSIBLE SHOWS THIS EVENING, THE STAR GAZING EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED FOR THIS EVENING. The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a STAR GAZING at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Friday, March 16, 2018. This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins about 8:00 PM so you can see where we will be and will end about 10 PM. Try to arrive by 7 PM. The location will be at 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). We could have a visit from the International Space Station and possible rare signals from Iridium flares that evening. This is a weather permitting program. In the event of inclement weather or cloud cover, the program will be cancelled. A “CANCELLED” notice will be posted in the “Calendar” page of the Society’s website: www.asetexas.org/calendar or our Facebook page on the date, a sign “NO STAR GAZING” will be posted at the Preserve entrance. Please keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately for it. Weather is cooler now but wear clothing to ward off stray 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 info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338. On the web at www.asetexas.org or Facebook: Astronomical Society of East Texas and Mineola Nature Preserve.

SCHOOL NIGHT FOR ASTRONOMY

The Astronomical Society of East Texas has rescheduled SCHOOL NIGHT FOR ASTRONOMY, an astronomical viewing at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Tues., March 13, 2018. This is open to the public and is especially for all public, private and home school students and their parents. The program will begin about 5:30pm with solar viewing until sunset. Celestial viewing will follow at 8:30 pm. The event will conclude by 11:00pm. This is a weather permitting event. In the event of rain or clouds, the event will be cancelled. An announcement of cancellation will on our website: www.asetexas.org/calendar and our Facebook page. There will be a “No Star Gazing “ sign at the preserve entrance. Makeup date will be the 15th of March. Dress properly for the weather conditions. Be prepared for Mosquitoes-long pants, long sleeves. NO SPRAY INSECT REPELLENT! For more information on this event and the Society, contact us at info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338. On the web at www.asetexas.org or Facebook: Astronomical Society of East Texas and Mineola Nature Preserve.

Friday, January 26, 2018

SUPER BLOOD BLUE MOON BUST !?!?!

On the morning of 31 January there is a Total Lunar Eclipse of the Moon. It is a Super Moon because the Moon is at perigee or closest to the Earth. It is a Blue Moon since it is by latest definition* the second Full Moon in a Month. It is called a Blood Moon since during lunar eclipse the red light is refracted in the passing of the Earth and its magnetic filed toward the center of the Earth's shadow or the Umbra. It will actually be a partial eclipse here due to the time of the eclipse. 4:51am Moon moves into the outer Earth Shadow or Penumbra. 5:48am Moon moves into the inner Earth Shadow or Umbra 6:51am Moon is completely in the Umbra and Moon starts to turn red. 7:11am Moon SETS! 7:13am SUN RISES 7:14am Maximum Total Eclipse BELOW THE HORIZON!!!! See the map attached to further explain this. See the link below to see an animation of the event. https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/mineola

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ASET Winter Quarterly Meeting Friday January 19th Tyler Junior College

The Astronomical Society of East Texas will hold it's winter quarterly meeting at Tyler Junior College's Genecov Science building on Friday, January 19th. The meeting will be held in room 227 beginning at 7pm. Entrance to the building is the NE ground level door, up the stairs and straight ahead to the end of the hall. For more information, contact us at info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338.