Astronomy event planned at nature preserve

The event has been called off due to forecasted weather.

The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas  presents School Night For Astronomy, an astronomical viewing event, at the preserve pavilion area on Friday, April 30.

The free event is open to the public and is especially for all public, private and home school students and their parents. The program will begin about 5:30 p.m. for sign-in for all students, with solar viewing at 6 p.m. until sunset and celestial viewing to follow about 9:30.

This is a weather-permitting event. In the event of rain or clouds, the event will be canceled. An announcement of cancellation will be on the website: and the Facebook page: Astronomical Society of East Texas. There will be a “No Star Gazing“ sign at the preserve entrance. The make-up date would be announced later.

Face masks are recommended and social distancing is to be observed.

Dress properly for the weather conditions. Be prepared for mosquitoes – long pants, long sleeves. No spray insect repellent.

For more information on this event, the preserve and the society, contact, text 903-520-7338 or the website and social media pages.