Tuesday, November 14, 2017

STAR GAZING AT MINEOLA NATURE PRESERVE SAT. NOV. 18TH

The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a STAR GAZING at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Saturday, November 18th. This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins about 7:45 PM so you can see where we will be and will end about 9 PM. Try to arrive by 6:45 PM. The location will be at the Amphitheater next to the Pavilion or the hill just west of Bob’s Pond. 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). We could have a visit from the International Space Station and possible rare signals 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. Please keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately for it. Weather is cooler now but 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. IF YOU GET THERE BY 6:30PM WE MAY BE ABLE TO SHOW YOU AN IRIDIUM FLARE IN THE SKY. (6:50PM)IT WILL ALSO BE THE PEAK NIGHT OF THE LEONIDS METEOR SHOWER. (ALTHOUGH MOST WILL APPEAR AFTER MIDNIGHT AND BEFORE DAWN SUNDAY.

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