Southmost Library Observatory

Stargaze

Explore the sky using the Southmost Library Observatory’s 14” Meade LX850 ACF telescope and state-of-the-art astronomy software.

Research

Learn about joint observations in collaboration with UTRGV’s Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory for transient optical data on star systems, asteroids, exoplanets, and more.

Workshops

Strengthen your astronomical skills through educational workshops in collaboration with the Brownsville Public Library System.

From Books
to Space

The first instances of local astronomical outreach in the community began at the Brownsville Public Library System. STARS founder Carol Lee Lutsinger would share her knowledge of space through astronomy programs and a StarLab portable planetarium and then local astronomers would let curious children and families experience the night sky firsthand using their own telescopes.

In 2019, the South Texas Astronomical Society partnered with the Brownsville Public Library System to restore and upgrade the Southmost Library Observatory along with its 14” Meade LX850 ACF telescope and auto-tracking astronomy software. 

Explore the night sky with this powerful observatory by joining us at our next star party!