Starry Nights


Girlstart's STEM Studio and Mini-Planetarium is a unique space for families to explore astronomy! Starry Nights are held the 1st Thursday of every month (except January, June, July and August), with each month featuring a new astronomy experience and related hands-on activities. All ages are welcome to stop by any time between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. RSVP is recommended, however not required, to attend. 

Upcoming Starry Nights at Girlstart

Every culture has passed down stories explaining the images we see in the sky, the variations and interpretations of these stories are as varied as the people who tell them.

Thursday, April 6th
Featuring Lunar Shows

Hands-on activities include:
Explore how craters are formed on the moon's surface
Discover the different moon phases using Oreo cookies
Design an airbag system to safely land a rover on the moon
Observe how the moon blocks the sun's light during a solar eclipse
Take home your own solar eclipse viewers to safely look at the sun!
Additional activities and resources from our friends at the Austin Astronomical Society.

Thursday, May 4th
Featuring Ancient Egyptian Mythology Star Shows