Star gazing planned for Friday at nature preserve

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The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present Star Gazing at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Saturday.

This is a free program and everyone is invited. The activity begins about 7:45 p.m. so you can see where we will be and will end about 9. The location will be at the amphitheater next to the pavilion or the hill just near 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). There could be a sighting of 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 notice will be posted in the calendar page of the Society’s website, asetexas.org, or their Facebook page on the date, a sign will be posted at the preserve entrance and an announcement will be aired by radio station KMOO.

Those who attend are advised to keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately for it. It is advised to wear clothing to ward off the mosquitoes and those attending are asked to not bring aerosols; use mosquito wipes instead.

For more information contact the group at info@asetexas.com or text to 903-520-7338.

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