Join us for an evening of night sky stories and exploration.
Gather at 8:00 around a campfire with Educator/Interpreter Rachel Galan to learn about Caddo history and culture through night themed stories. Feel free to bring supplies to roast marshmallows and make smores!
At 8:30 Douglas (Doug) Parsons, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tyler Junior College, will lead the night sky program at Caddo Mounds SHS.
Jupiter, Mars, and I think Saturn will all be in the sky as well; so we can have a rather nice tour of the planets. The moon will most certainly be up in the sky, so bring your cell phone and leave with amazing moon pictures!
Doug will set up telescopes, but you are also invited to bring your own.
The program is free, however regular site admission rates do apply.
Meet: Pavilion at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
Bring: Drinking water, binoculars, a lawn chair or blanket, and dress for the weather.
WHEN: Saturday July 21st .
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Caddo Mounds SHS, 1649 State Hwy 21 west, Alto, Texas. The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas. Call 936-858-3218 for directions or additional information.
BACKGROUND: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is the remains of a large village and religious center built by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai more than 1,200 years ago on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. Located along the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas, the site presents the culture and customs of the Caddo people through intriguing exhibits, displays and preserved burial and ceremonial mounds. For more information visit www.visitcaddomounds.com