Tonight is the night! We will meet at the Frank Planetarium in Beaumont, Texas at 7pm. Visitors always welcome. Tonight we will have some news on recent solar activity, a 7 year mission to an asteroid and we will dig into the solar eclipse of 2017! Lots of upcoming events … Continue reading
STAR PARTY! It’s time once again for the Astronomical Society of Southeast Texas to bring their large telescopes out to Martin Dies Jr. State Park. We will be gathering at the Day Use Area shortly after 7pm. Bring some bug spray, a camping chair if you like and red … Continue reading
Hello! Unfortunately we have had to cancel the star party slated for Lions Park in Groves this coming weekend. The forecast calls for 60% chance of showers and cloudy skies. However we will be having another Martin Dies Star Party event soon. We will post more about that once … Continue reading
Mark your calendars for the June 11th Star Party at Lions Park in Groves Texas at 7:30pm! The Astronomical Society of South East Texas will be out in the park with several telescopes and astronomers ready to show you the wonders of the night sky! If the weather works with … Continue reading
Upbeat with a big smile, a planner and doer, a friend to everyone! This describes Mike Hoke to a T. He was a huge part of our club and our programs of “Outreach to the Public on Astronomy”. He organized local star parties (where the public has a chance to … Continue reading
Catalina is a surprise object in the sky. It is rising in the morning near Arcturus on the 1st of January for us to see. The comet passes closest to Earth on January 12th, passing Mizar in the Big Dipper’s handle on January 14–15. This is a fine binocular or telescope comet topping out at just above naked eye … Continue reading
A feature on the moon known as Purbach’s X (aka Purbach Cross, Werner Cross or Lunar X) is visible several times a year. Purbach’s X is at the conjunction of three craters; La Caille, Blanchinus and Purbach (the latter named for Georg Purbach, a 15th century astronomer sometimes called the father of … Continue reading
Martin Dies Star Party August 16th 2014 @7pm. Come spend the evening searching the night sky! More information below.