Become an astronomer
The South Texas Astronomical Society (STARS) is a nonprofit organization providing space science education and community outreach.
We partner with local institutions to help share the wonders of the universe with the Rio Grande Valley community.
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Get involved in local space science developments and become a part of the next generation of explorers.

Explore STARS


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

Receding Horizons is a podcast for exploring topics in astronomy and space science. Join our hosts for a deep dive into topics related to astronomy and space exploration.  

Dark Sky

We are working with community members to advocate for the thoughtful use of nighttime lighting to protect wildlife, the environment, and the future of astronomical observation.

Support Our

Represent STARS and support our efforts in providing educational outreach programs for the community by  purchasing some merchandise.

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