Meteor shower viewing Saturday

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The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing and Star Party at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Saturday. This is a free program and everyone is invited.

The activity begins about 5:30 p.m. with sunspot viewing until sunset and telescope viewing begins at twilight and will end after midnight. The location will be the east parking lot, above the pavilion, so please park in the west parking lot. The International Space Station will be flying over just after 9 p.m. Organizers ask those who attend to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. A reclining lawn chair works the best. Binoculars or a telescope are welcome.

This is a weather permitting program.

Organizers advise to keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately for it. With the significant amounts of rain lately, wear clothing to ward off the mosquitoes. If you take mosquito repellant, do not bring aerosols or candle repellant; use wipes instead.

For more information on this event and the Society, contact them at info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338.

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