Receding Horizons

Receding Horizons is a podcast hosted by the South Texas Astronomical Society. Join our hosts for a deep dive into topics related to astronomy and space exploration.

About the podcast

Welcome to Receding Horizons, a podcast for exploring topics in astronomy and space science. Since antiquity, humans have gazed at the night sky, attempting to decipher its mysteries, and find our place within it. As astronomer Edwin Hubble once remarked, the history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons. Our podcast will attempt to answer some of the biggest questions from the oldest of sciences.

The mission of this podcast is to explore topics of astronomy and space exploration, and share them with the community of Brownsville, Texas. Our valley is entering into the next phase of human space exploration and participating in the era of multi-messenger astronomy. We are providing a forum of discussion among people of all ages and expertise to bring awareness about our role in this next exciting era.

These are Receding Horizons.

This is Receding Horizons, Episode 1, where we talk about biology, the science of life, both on Earth and in the realm of the cosmos. We also talk about dinosaurs. Our guest in this episode is Andrew Maurer. Andrew has a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received in 2016. His research interests span comparative herpetological phylogenetics and paleobiological studies, as well as genomic mapping and comprehensive studies in Aves, Lissamphibia, and Squamata. He is currently a data entry worker at MicroGenDX in Lubbock, TX. Previously, he’s been a shift lead and veterinary assistant at Banfield Pet Hospital in North Wales, Pennslyvania, and was an intern at the Harleysville Veterinary Clinic.
Recorded on 8 February 2021.


This pilot episode is hosted by Richard Camuccio and Victor De Los Santos, both co-founders and board members of the South Texas Astronomical Society (STARS). Richard is an astronomer earning a doctorate in physics at Texas Tech University. He recently graduated with a masters in physics from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Victor is the president and CEO of STARS. He has a business degree from Texas A&M University, and a background in project and software development.

Recorded on 15 January 2021.