“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.
To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
To ignite curiosity through exploration of the universe.
STARS fosters connections to the community, science, and the universe across all ages, cultures, and disciplines to provide opportunities for exploration and discovery in the Rio Grande Valley.
Our Core Values
Curiosity — We spark interest in Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Math (STREAM).
Exploration — We search to discover.
Accessibility — We include people of all ages, cultures, and abilities.
Partnerships — We create more together than we can alone.
Community — We love the family of the Rio Grande Valley, and beyond.
Board of Directors
STARS is a product of the community—comprised of local businesses, organizations, and space enthusiasts coming together to help achieve our goal of fostering an all-inclusive community through astronomy and space science.