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 at Resaca de la Palma State Park in Brownsville, Texas. Join in as local astrophysicists take us on a journey through the night sky! 

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

NEXT EVENT DATE: Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 8:00pm – 11:00pm

EVENT PAGE: https://fb.me/e/29nM8ZByL

STARS at the Library

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

NEXT EVENT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Launchpad

Launchpad is an opportunity for students to work with industry experts in rocketry, astronomy, engineering, and mathematics while building their own knowledge and skills that will serve them in future STEM careers. Participants build critical thinking skills while learning how to apply industry standards, tooling, and design methodologies used in modern rocketry, space exploration, and scientific research. 

NEXT EVENT DATE: Every other Sunday starting November 2022

Visit the Launchpad webpage for more info on dates, times & locations!

STARS on tap

STARS on Tap is a community event hosted at various bars throughout the Brownsville and Rio Grande Valley area. Join us for a good drink and presentations from industry experts in space science, astrophysics, engineering, and more!  

Note: Event may be restricted to ages 21+ depending on the venue

NEXT EVENT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

stargazing

STARS regularly holds events at local parks and schools to give community members the opportunity to experience the night sky first-hand. Stargazing events include a lesson in celestial orientation, tour of objects in the night sky, and telescopic observations.

Interested in hosting a star party at a school, library, or other venue? Send an email to contact@starsocietyrgv.org 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