Astronomy at the park

Astronomy at the Park is an all-age community stargazing event hosted by STARS and UTRGV’s Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory located at Resaca de la Palma State Park in Brownsville. Join in as local astrophysicists take us on a journey through the universe! 

Note: There is a State Park fee of $4 per person (free for children 12 & under)

Friday, March 24 | 8-11pm | Resaca de la Palma State Park

space, science, & stars

STARS hosts STEM workshop events at both Brownsville Public Libraries (Main Branch and Southmost Branch). Programs are designed to ignite curiosity in families and students grades K-8 through exciting hands-on space science lessons and activities! 

EXPLORING MARS | Saturday, March 11, 2-4pm @ Brownsville Public Library – Southmost Branch


Launchpad is an opportunity for students to work with industry experts in rocketry, astronomy, engineering, and mathematics while building their own knowledge and skills. Students build critical thinking skills while hearing from field experts about their own experiences and pathways in STEM.

WHEN & WHERE: Every Sunday, 2pm @ the Brownsville Public Library! 

community star parties

STARS regularly holds 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. 

Interested in hosting a star party at a school, library, or other outdoor venue? Send an email to and let us know!  

“Space 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