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Caddo Mounds Star Gazing


ALTO, Texas Join Douglas (Doug) Parsons, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tyler Junior College, for a night sky program at Caddo Mounds SHS.
Doug will bring an array of telescopes - from a modest 4 inch diameter telescope to the large 20 inch diameter telescope. You are invited to bring your own telescope, picnic blankets and lawn chairs.
Saturn will be high in the sky during this time as will the center of our galaxy (so lots of clusters and nebulae).
Please Call To Indicate Interest In Attending.
WHO: Doug Parsons, Professor of Physics at Tyler Junior College 
WHAT: Star Gazing $4.00 admission fee per person
Ample parking provided 
WHEN: Saturday July 1st    (Please Call To Indicate Interest In Attending.)
8:30 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

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