“We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself. We are creatures of the Cosmos and always hunger to know our origins, to understand our connection with the Universe. Every culture on the planet has devised its own response to the riddle posed by the Universe. Every culture celebrates the cycles of life and nature. There are many different ways of being human.”
The South Texas Astronomical Society (or STARS) is a Brownsville community-based nonprofit organization focusing on space science research, education, and outreach.
STARS is a product of the community — comprised of local businesses, organizations, and space enthusiasts who help us achieve our goal of fostering a community through astronomy and space.
Our mission is to enlighten, connect, and engage the local community through astronomy and space science outreach.
Our charter is to leverage Brownsville’s unique position in the new space ecosystem to cultivate interest in science, technology, research, engineering, art, and mathematics (STREAM).
Board of Directors
In 2019, science needs diverse champions with great communication skills and a creative approach to problem solving. Our board features people from all walks of life – seasoned educators, UX designers, project managers, and nonprofit facilitators. We are united in serving our community by organizing and hosting space science events with partners and fellow science enthusiasts!