The South Texas Astronomical Society is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to astronomy and space science education and outreach
Experience the wonders of the Universe with local community institutions such as the Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory
Learn about and engage with local astrophysics and spaceflight developments as South Texas becomes a Gateway to the Cosmos

Explore STARS

Space & Science Museum

STARS is working with community partners to build a world-class Science Center in Brownsville’s Mitte Cultural District. 

The future museum will showcase the Rio Grande Valley’s greatest achievements in space and science and serve as a gateway for the community and tourists to engage with local developments.



 We collaborate with local parks and institutions to host 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 hosted by the South Texas Astronomical Society.

Join our hosts for a deep dive into topics related to astronomy and space exploration.

Dark Sky

STARS is working with community members to fight light pollution in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

With the help and support of the local community, we can preserve our beautiful South Texas night skies, safeguard nocturnal wildlife in the environment, and help maintain astronomical research. 

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