Star gazing event planned at the Nature Preserve


The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a Star Gazing at the preserve on Friday, March 25. This is a free program and everyone is invited. It begins about 9:30 p.m. and will end about 11:30. 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; bring binoculars. Try to arrive by 9 p.m. to get acquainted with the surroundings. 

In the event of inclement weather or cloud cover, the program will be canceled. A “Canceled” notice will be posted in the calendar page of the society website: on the date, the Facebook page: Astronomical Society of East Texas and a sign, “No Star Gazing” will be posted at the preserve entrance. 

Keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately. There has been significant amounts of rain, so wear clothing to ward off the mosquitoes. If bringing mosquito repellent, do not bring aerosol sprays; use wipes.

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

For more information on this event and the society, email or text 903-805-9902.