Best Seats on the Planet for Star Gazing
BY ELIZABETH BRANCA
PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 31, 2013
During the clear, crisp nights of winter, there is no better time to bundle up and head outdoors to take in the spectacular star-dotted skies of the Upper East Side of Texas.
Because the atmosphere during colder weather is usually calm, the stars at night appear even brighter than normally seen during the more turbulent summer.
One group of devoted star gazers is the Astronomical Society of East Texas (ASET). They regularly hold free activities including family-friendly star gazing parties around the region and at the Center for Earth and Space Science Education (CESSE) at Tyler Junior College.
CESSE is a first-of-its-kind facility in East Texas. With a 40-foot Spitz nano-seam domed theatre, the planetarium features an immersive, full-dome video experience as well as a state-of-the-art exhibit hall.