Thursday, March 24, 2022



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, March 25th. This is a free program and everyone is invited.  The activity begins about 9:30 PM and will end about 11:30 PM. 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); bring your binoculars. Try to arrive by 9:00 pm to get acquainted with your surroundings.

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: on the date, view our Facebook page: Astronomical Society of East Texas and a sign, “No Star Gazing” 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.

Door prizes will be given at the end of the program.

For more information on this event and the Society, contact us at or text to 903-520-7338.