Monday, August 28, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville KY 21 August 2017

First two things: 1. There were very high thin Cirrus clouds in the area of the Sun. It can be seen in the Totality photo. 2. I used a Solar material filter that was not glass encased and was not flat in all points. So-

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Solar Eclipse Viewing

Members of the Astronomical Society of East Texas will participate in the Total (actually a partial eclipse) Solar Eclipse viewing at Tyler's Discovery Science Place on Monday August 21st. The Starting time is 10am (but come early) until about 3pm. The Maximum amount of the Sun covered by the Moon is 80% at about 1:13pm. Tyler Discovery Science Place is located at 308 N. Broadway Ave. in Tyler Texas just north of the downtown square. Phone 903-533-8011. WARNING!! DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN OR ECLIPSEE WITHOUT EYE PROTECTION. EYE DAMAGE AND BLINDNESS COULD OCCUR. SUNGLASSES ARE NOT SAFE! WELDERS LENSES MUST BE SHADE 14+.

Perseids Meteor Shower and Star Party CANCELLED!!!!

THE PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER AT THE MINEOLA NATURE PRESERVE IS CANCELLED!!! DUE TO THUNDERSTORM BUILDING IN THE AREA AND THE OUTFLOW AIR CREATING MORE FROM 6-9PM, AND THAT HEAVY LIGHTNING IS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STROMS. THE PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER STAR PARTY IS CANCELLED. WE WILL TO DO ANOTHER IN THE FALL. The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing and Star Party at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Saturday, Aug. 12th. This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins about 5:30 PM with Sunspot viewing until sunset and telescope viewing begins at twilight and will end after midnight+. The location will be the East Parking Lot, above the pavilion, so please park in the West Parking Lot. The International Space Station will do a flyover just after 9pm. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs. A reclining lawn chair works the best. Binoculars or your telescope are welcome. 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: Astronomical Society of East Texas, 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. 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 or candle repellant; use wipes instead. For more information on this event and the Society, contact us at info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer 2017 Quarterly Meeting Astronomical Society of East Texas

SUMMER 2017 MEETING OF ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF EAST TEXAS The summer quarterly meeting of the Astronomical Society of East Texas will be held 28 July 2017 on the campus of Tyler Junior College in room 227 of the Genecov Science building located just south of the corner of E. Lake St. and S. Mahon Ave. starting at 7pm. A presentation on the Total Solar Eclipse, next month, will be given. Plans for a public viewing of the eclipse will be discussed, also. Anyone have an interest in the Society or the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse are invited to attend. Parking will be in Parking Lot F-5 just south of E. Lake and S. Mahon. Use the parking lot level entrance on the NE corner of Genecov. Go up two flight of stairs and straight ahead to Room 227(Next to last door on your right.). For more information, call or text 903-520-7338 or email to info@asetexas.com . Additional information may be available on our website: www.asetexas.org or on our Facebook page-Astronomical Society of East Texas.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Star Gazing at The Mineola Nature Preserve Saturday 22 July 2017

The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a STAR GAZING at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Saturday, July 22nd. This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins about 9 PM so you can see where we will be and will end about 11PM. The location will be at the Concert Stage west of Bob’s Pond (see map). 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 will be posted at the Preserve entrance and an announcement will be aired by radio station KMOO 99.9 Mineola by about 5pm. 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 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, May 26, 2017

STAR GAZING AT MINEOLA NATURE PRESERVE CANCELLED MAY 26, 2017

DUE TO CONTINUOUS CLOUD COVER-EVENT CANCELLED!! 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 26th. This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins about 10 PM and will end about 11PM. 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). 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 on the date, 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. 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 info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338.