Monday, August 6, 2018

CANCELLED!!!!Perseids Meteor Shower at Mineola Nature Preserve, Aug. 12th at Sunset

DUE TO THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR TOMORROW, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED!!!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 Sunday 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!

Friday, July 6, 2018

STAR GAZING AT THE MINEOLA NATURE PRESERVE FRIDAY, JULY 13TH , 9 PM

The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a SUMMER STAR GAZING at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Friday, July 13, 2018. This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins about 9:45 PM, so you can see where we will be at, try to arrive by 9:00 PM or earlier to get acquainted with the location. 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). Bring you binoculars and a lawn chair, if you wish. We could have a visit from the International Space Station and possible rare flashes 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. If this is the case, it will be rescheduled for Tuesday, July 17 at same time and place. 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, 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.