Thursday, April 25, 2019

STAR GAZING AT THE MINEOLA NATURE PRESERVE FRIDAY APRIL 26TH

The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a STAR GAZING at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Friday, April 26th. This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins about 10 PM and will end about 11PM. The location will be 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). Try to arrive by 9pm. 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 on the date, view our Facebook page: Astronomical Society of East Texas and a sign will be posted at the Preserve entrance. Please keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately for it. We have had significant amounts of rain lately, so wear clothing to ward off the mosquitoes. If you bring mosquito repellant, DO NOT bring aerosol sprays; use wipes instead. For more information on this event and the Society, contact us at info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE SUNDAY, JANUARY 20TH AT MINEOLA NATURE PRESERVE

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!