Become an astronomer
The South Texas Astronomical Society (STARS) is a nonprofit organization providing space science education and community outreach
Stargaze
We partner with local institutions to share the wonders of the Universe with communities in the Rio Grande Valley
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Join the conversation as South Texas becomes a gateway for the next generation of explorers

Explore STARS

Stargaze

We collaborate with local parks and institutions to host public stargazing events. Join in as astrophysicists from UTRGV’s Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory educate the community on the wonders of the Universe and take us on a journey through the Cosmos.

receding horizons podcast

Receding Horizons is a podcast for exploring topics related to astronomy and space exploration, and sharing them with the community. Join our hosts as we attempt to answer some of the biggest questions from the oldest of sciences.

Dark sky movement

We are partnering with local institutions and community members to advocate for the thoughtful use of nighttime lighting to protect wildlife, the environment, and the future of astronomical observation in the Rio Grande Valley.

stars calendar

Visit our calendar to stay updated with celestial events, rocket launches, and community programs hosted by the South Texas Astronomical Society.

Become a Member

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to join STARS just read the instructions below and participate in any way you can!

1. Sign up to our email list to stay updated with the latest event announcements and local space developments.

2. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for online content and to help share our posts with the community.

3. Fill out the STARS Membership Form and let us know if you’d like to volunteer at an event or help with one of our community projects.

4. Make a donation or buy some merchandise to support our efforts in providing local STEM programs! 

“The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stirs us—there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, or falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”

– Carl Sagan