Monday, September 24, 2012

Don K gets his picture in the paper :)

Longview News-Journal wrote an article publicizing the Longview WOW event "Out of This World" and look who ended up on the cover picture :)

Click below to see the entire article or grab a Sunday paper from 09/23

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Out of This World in Longview

We had a great turnout today at the Longview Fairgrounds for the "Out of This World" event hosted by!  Paul, Robert and Don K. were all on hand to help people look view sunspots.

Paul brought tons of information from NASA (a benefit of being members of the Night Sky Network) and we handed out a bunch of NASA CDRom's and brochures.

Joe Lee Ferguson (President of LongviewWOW) mentioned that they had over 1,000 in attendance so we must have visited with most of them :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

ASET in Longview tomorrow

Come to the Longview Fairgrounds to visit with us and so some safe solar viewing.  We're exhibiting at the LongviewWOW Out of this World Traveling Space Museum tomorrow and hope to see many East Texans in attendence.

Click Here for more Details

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Star Party Saturday Night at CESSE

Hello Friends,

This is a special newsletter bulletin. Come observe the stars with astronomers! The Center for Earth & Space Science Education will be hosting a star party this Saturday, September 22nd. This event is free to the public and sponsored by the Astronomical Society of East Texas. Starting at 8:00pm, we will be showing East Texas Live Sky in our 40-foot dome and, if weather permits, setting up telescopes outside of the planetarium for viewing.

What: Star Party!

Where: The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College

When: September 22, 2012, 8:00pm

Tickets: Free!

In addition, I'd also like to take this opportunity to inform you that our public show schedule will be changing slightly. Starting this week (Monday, September 17th), our hours will change to the following:

Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Thursday-Friday: Open at 1:30pm, Close at 5:00pm

Saturday: Open at 10:30am, Close at 5:00pm

Sunday: Open at 12:00pm, Close at 5:00pm

For more information on this event, other events at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education, or our schedule, please visit our website at or call 903-510-2313.


Dr. Tom Hooten, Ed.D.
Professor, Physics & Engineering
Director, Center for Earth & Space Science Education
NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
Tyler Junior College

Friday, September 14, 2012

High Definition Mars Descent

This is unbelievably beautiful.  To see what it actually looked like is amazing.  Make sure you watch it in HD Fullscreen to get the full effect.