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The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with

The Astronomical Society of East Texas

will present


at the Mineola Nature Preserve

on Friday, July 13.

[The weather patterns may interfere with Friday's STAR GAZING at the Mineola Nature Preserve. If so, the event will be postponed until Tuesday, July 17th, same time same place.]

This is a free program and everyone is invited.  The activity begins about 9:45 PM, so you can see where we will be at, try to arrive by 9:00 PM or earlier to get acquainted with the location. The program will end about 11 PM.  The location will be at 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). We could have a visit from the International Space Station and possible rare flashes 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 “CANCELLED” notice will be posted in the “Calendar” page of the Society’s website: or our Facebook page on the date, a sign “NO STAR GAZING” will be posted at the Preserve entrance.

Please keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately for it.  Weather is warmer now so wear clothing to ward off stray mosquitoes.  If you bring mosquito repellent, do not bring aerosols; use wipes instead.

For more information on this event and the Society, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text to 903-520-7338. On the web at or Facebook: Astronomical Society of East Texas and Mineola Nature Preserve.