Become an astronomer
The South Texas Astronomical Society is a community-based nonprofit organization igniting curiosity through space science education & outreach
We partner with local institutions to expand access to space & science for the Rio Grande Valley community
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Join the conversation as South Texas becomes a gateway for the next generation of explorers

Explore STARS

Experience the cosmos

We collaborate with community partners to host public stargazing events and make local observatories accessible to all. Join in as members of the UTRGV Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory take us on a journey through the universe.

Generation artemis

STARS has been designated as the NASA Informal Education Community Anchor. Join the journey as we share exclusive STEM resources directly from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement and connect RGV residents with local space developments.

FarFarOut Newsletter

The FarFarOut! newsletter is designed to provide a platform for spreading education and awareness of space science, and giving field experts the opportunity to share their unique perspectives with the community.

Community events

Visit our events calendar and join in on star parties, astrophysics presentations, family-friendly STEAM workshops, networking meetups, and more!

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“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

– Carl Sagan