Friday, February 3, 2012

2012 School Night for Astronomy


Forty area students from five  local school districts and home schools, along with teachers and other adults, participated in the 2012 School Night for Astronomy held on January 27, 2012 at the Mineola Nature Preserve. Twenty-three of the participants were from Yantis ISD. The students were able to views several celestial objects, including the Sun, sunspots,  the Moon, planets, constellations, stars, nebulas, star clusters, the Milky Way and galaxies.

A wide range of telescopes and binoculars used for the event were provided by member of the Astronomical Society of East Texas and co-sponsored by The Center for Earth and Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.  Members participating  were Don Jackson of Eustace, Don Kilfoyle of Longview, Bill Fabers and daughter Nancy Geiger of Golden and Paul Shaw of Mineola.