STARS Events Calendar

Ignite your curiosity...

We collaborate with local businesses, educational institutions, and organizations involved in the exploration of space to create and deliver meaningful experiences to our community.

Astronomy & Space Science Activities


Stargazing & Night Sky Tours

Space Talks & Networking Meetups

Upcoming Events

Partial Lunar Eclipse at the Southmost Public Library
Friday, November 19, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm

Activities include Exploration Theater planetarium shows (4-5pm), Lunar activities with NASA Solar System Ambassador and expert science communicator Carol Lee Lutsinger (5-5:45pm), and stargazing with STARS telescopes (6-7pm)!

Note/Disclaimer: The Partial Lunar Eclipse occurs between 3-4am the night before the event, so we will not be able to see it during the event; but we can still celebrate it!

Christmas Nights at the Brownsville Public Libraries

We will be joining in at the Brownsville Public Library System's Christmas Nights festivities!
Monday, December 13 - Southmost Branch (4320 Southmost Road)
Monday, December 20 - Main Branch (2600 Central Blvd)

Stargazing Opportunities

Night Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park

On the last Friday of each month, STARS and UTRGV astrophysicists open the doors of the Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory to the public. CTMO is located at Resaca de la Palma State Park in northern Brownsville. Starting at sunset, Park Rangers take participants on a hike through one of the park's many trails. The hike ends at the observatory, where community members can witness the cosmos through CTMO's 17" reflector telescope.

To register for a Night Hike, contact the Resaca de la Palma State Park at (956) 350-2920.

Tu Salud ¡Si Cuenta! on the CaraCara Trails

STARS provides weekly night sky tours and stargazing as part of the nature-based programming organized along various trails within the CaraCara Trails network. The goal of these programs are to promote healthy activity in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Other recurring sessions include yoga, bird and nature walks, and kayak excursions.

Stargazing sessions are held every Wednesday 6-7pm at Primera Trail in Harlingen, Friday 6-7pm at La Posada Montezuma Cypress Preserve in Brownsville, and Saturday 7:15-8:15pm at Rio Hondo Boat Ramp Park.