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The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with

The Astronomical Society of East Texas

will sponsor

a viewing of the Perseids Meteor Shower

at the Mineola Nature Preserve

on Sunday evening, August 12th,  from dark until Midnight.

The location is the "East" parking lot. So park on the "West" side.


The event is free and open to all.  You may want to bring either a blanket or reclining lawn chair and, if you have them, binoculars. Telescopes will be available to view other celestial objects also.


With respect for the recent weather and the possibility of mosquitoes, bring only repellent wipes-Please no sprays. Also no smoking is allowed.


This is a weather permitting event. If the skies are too cloudy, the event will be cancelled. A cancellation notice will be posted on the Society's website:, via this email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and a sign at the Preserve entrance stating "STAR GAZING IS OFF".

You can also text to 903-520-7338.


Come, relax and look up to see the fiery  glows of sand grains and peeble size "meteors"  hitting the Earth's atmosphere at 90,000 miles per hour!