Sunday, September 25, 2011
CESSE - Open to the Public
Members of ASET attended the opening of the Center for Earth and Space Science Education last Saturday and were visited by around 1200 people. Even though it was daytime we took the opportunity to show off what you can see with a telescope and spent the day talking with people interested in the new planetarium and star stuff in general.
KETK was there and shot a news report you can watch on their site here - KETK
The new center has a huge (and much improved) dome with much more technical brilliance along with lots of exhibits in the space where the old dome was. With many different hands-on exhibits it's sure to be a must see landmark in East Texas.
For ASET, there is a plaza with red lighting specifically set up to make star parties easier to put together. Much of the exterior white lights can be turned off to make our experience that much better. Our group is very fortunate to have this facility to call home and look forward to many years of shared involvement.
Make sure you take a look at their new website at http://www.tjc.edu/CESSE/ where you can learn about the center and buy tickets to the shows online.
Posted by Robert Brown at 12:12 AM