Programs & Events

Upcoming Events

To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond

When: Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Where: Southmost Public Library (4320 Southmost Road, Brownsville, TX 78520)

Join us to celebrate two historic milestones in space exploration: the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, and the Viking 1 Mars landing on July 20, 1976. This special event also marks the 5th anniversary of the South Texas Astronomical Society!

Earth X Space Celebration

When: Saturday, August 3, 2024 | 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: John F. Kennedy Elementary School (801 Hidalgo St Mercedes, TX 78570)

The Garcia Bros X NRG Ink Annual Earth and Space Event is a community gathering that aims to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of our planet Earth and the vast wonders of outer space. This event serves as a platform to educate the community about the pressing environmental issues we face while fostering a sense of awe and curiosity for the mysteries beyond our world.

Monthly Meetup

When: Monday, August 5, 2024  |  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Southmost Public Library (4320 Southmost Road, Brownsville, TX 78521)

Our regular meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at the Southmost Public Library (subject to change depending on availability). Join us to discover the latest space news, upcoming STARS events, and participate in exciting space talks! If weather permits, we will stargaze after at the Southmost Observatory.

Astronomy at the Park

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Experience the wonders of the night sky at the UTRGV Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory! Astronomy at the Park is a community star party open to curious minds of all ages. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the observatory, witness expert astrophysics presentations, and dive into the world of space science through hands-on STEM experiences! 

Community Star Parties

STARS holds regular stargazing events at parks and other outdoor venues throughout the Rio Grande Valley. All star parties include observations with telescopes and lessons in night sky navigation. 

STARS is currently running stargazing programs as part of Tu Salud Si Cuenta! on the Caracara Trails. Use the link below to register for this month’s sessions at Resaca de la Palma State Park! 

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Please consider making a donation to STARS. All contributions support us in our mission to provide space and science education for all.

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