Tuesday, January 15, 2019


The Astronomical Society of East Texas in conjunction with the Mineola Nature Preserve, will host a Total Lunar Eclipse viewing at the Nature Preserve on the evening of the 20th of January 2019. The Moon will move into Earth's shadow causing the Moon to look darker and eventually reddish (Blood Moon) before moving out of the shadow. The eclipse begins at 8:36pm , it will totally eclipse the Moon at 11:11pm and will be over at 1:48am Monday morning. The Moon will be at it's closest to the Earth during eclipse, so it will also be a Super Moon. Try to arrive by 8pm so viewing will not be interrupted by car lights. Please park on the West side parking because viewers will be in the East parking area. This is a weather impacted event. Should be skies be cloudy or rain, the event will be cancelled. For more information, see the Society website: www.asetexas.org or our Facebook page or text to 903-520-7338. And if you are familiar with the Preserve, the coyotes will be probably be howling at the Eclipse!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Caddo Lake Wildlife Refuge Star Party has been CANCELLED!


Monday, August 27, 2018

ASET Upcoming events

Upcoming ASET events: Sat. Sept 8-CESSE Star Party, CESSE Center; Tyler Junior College; Tyler, Texas;E. Lake St. and S. Mahon Ave. JCT. Sat. Sept 15-Caddo Lake Wildlife Refuge Stat Party; Caddo Lake Wildlife Preserve; 15600 FM 134. East on Zeugner Dr. to Kelly Ave. Sat. Sept 22-ASET Quarterly Meeting; Rm 227 Genecove Science Building; Tyler Junior College; Tyler, Texas; E. Lake St. and S. Mahon Ave. JCT

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Moonlight (Clair de Lune)

I haven't posted in a while, but this was especially nice so I thought I'd share it.

Robert B

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


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.