Become an astronomer
The South Texas Astronomical Society is a community-based nonprofit organization igniting curiosity through space science education & outreach
We partner with local institutions to expand access to space & science for the Rio Grande Valley community
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Join the conversation as South Texas becomes a gateway for the next generation of explorers

Explore STARS


We collaborate with our community partners to host stargazing events and help make local scientific resources available to the community. Join in as members of UTRGV’s Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory take us on a journey through the universe.

NASA community anchor

STARS has been designated as the Rio Grande Valley’s NASA Informal Education Community Anchor, allowing us to share exclusive STEM content through our programs and strengthen the relationship between NASA and our local community.

FarFarOut! Newsletter

FarFarOut! is a platform for spreading education and awareness of space science and giving field experts the opportunity to share their unique perspectives with the community. Read the latest issue and explore the minds of local RGV scientists.

Community events

Visit our Community Events page to stay up-to-date on upcoming events hosted by STARS in and for the Rio Grande Valley, including star parties, space talks, STEM workshops, networking meetups, and more!

Connect with STARS

Subscribe to our email list and stay updated with the latest news on STARS programs, astronomical events in the South Texas sky, and more! 

Mission Control: Links & Resources

“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

– Carl Sagan