Upcoming events

protostars: lunar phases & eclipses

Learn about the Moon’s phases and Lunar eclipses in preparation for the upcoming Lunar eclipse occurring on the night of May 15! Note: The event is not the same day as the eclipse!

When: Saturday, May 14, 2:00-4:00pm

Where: Brownsville Public Library – Main Branch (2600 Central Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520)

pathways to stem & beyond

Learn about the variety of career opportunities available to you in STEM fields and beyond, and the different pathways you can take to get you there! Keynote guest speakers will be present to discuss their own career pathways into STEM.

When: Sunday, May 15, 5:00-7:00pm

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

Recurring events

night hike & ctmo tour

The monthly Night Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park includes a hike through some of the park’s nature trails starting at sunset and ends with a tour of UTRGV’s Dr. Cristina V. Torres Memorial Astronomical Observatory hosted by observatory staff and STARS. Note: You must call the park to pre-register for the event!

When: Last Friday of every month. NEXT DATE: APRIL 29

Where: Resaca de la Palma State Park (1000 New Carmen Ave, Brownsville, TX 78521)

stargazing classes - tu salud ¡si cuenta!

STARS hosts weekly stargazing classes along the Caracara Trails network in partnership with Tu Salud ¡Si Cuenta! Weekly programs include free outdoor activities open to the public with a goal to promote physical health and mental well-being in the community. Other classes include yoga, nature walks, and kayaking. Note: Classes subject to cancellation depending on weather. Please check TSSC’s social media before attending a session!

Fridays, 8-9pm: La Posada Montezuma Cypress Preserve / Urban Farm (1325 La Posada Dr, Brownsville, TX 78521)

Saturdays, 8-9pm: Rio Hondo Boat Ramp Park (21874 Harris Dr, Rio Hondo, TX 78550)

brownsville farmers' market

The Brownsville Farmers’ Market is hosted by the Brownsville Wellness Coalition every Saturday at Linear Park, located within Brownsville’s Mitte Cultural District. STARS joins the market every first Saturday (not every Saturday!) to connect with fellow space enthusiasts, talk about upcoming programs and projects, and use our telescopes for Solar observations! 

When: First Saturday of the month, 9:00am-12:00pm. NEXT DATE: MAY 7

Where: Linear Park (1501 E 7th St, Brownsville, TX 78520)

“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