Upcoming Events

Every 1st & 3rd Monday | 6pm

STARS Member Meetup

Angelita's Casa de Cafe | Brownsville, tx

October 14, 2023 | 10am-2pm

2023 Annular Solar Eclipse

brownsville public library - southmost

STARS Programs

Astronomy at the park

Astronomy at the Park is an all-age community stargazing event hosted at UTRGV’s Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory, located at Resaca de la Palma State Park in Brownsville. Astronomy at the Park events include tours of the observatory, lessons on night sky navigation, planetary observations with portable telescopes, presentations about the research conducted at the astronomical facility, and hands-on STEM activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Join in as local astrophysicists take us on a journey through the universe! 

space, science, & stars

Space, Science, & STARS are STEM workshop events, where students grades K-8 are guided through engaging hands-on activities while learning about a wide range of multi-disciplinary topics in astronomy and space exploration. All space science and STEM workshops are designed and led by our experienced team of educators certified through NASA-sponsored professional development programs such as the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors and LiftOff Summer Institute.

Get ready to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery!

Launchpad

Launchpad is a program where local high school students work together to design, build, and launch a high power model rocket. Students learn about the science and engineering aspects needed to design and build a functional rocket while being mentored by experts in various STEM fields, including physics, engineering, and mathematics. Launchpad is an excellent opportunity for students to explore different aspects of science and engineering while gaining practical experience in a collaborative setting!

As of summer 2023, the Launchpad team meets at the Brownsville Public Library – Main Branch every Sunday at 2pm.

community star parties

STARS hosts regular star parties at local parks and other outdoor venues to give community members the opportunity to experience the beauty of the night sky first-hand. Star parties include lessons in navigating the night sky and viewings of celestial objects with telescopes. 

If you’re interested in hosting a star party at a school, library, or other outdoor venue, send an email to contact@starsocietyrgv.org and let us know!  

‚ÄúSpace is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.”

- Christa McAullife