STARS AND SCIENCE AUSTIN
Mobile Planetarium, Stargazing / Solar Viewing
& Science Activities
We bring the fun to you!
Stars and Science Austin, LLC runs science education outreach programs throughout the community, including a Mobile Planetarium. We bring the Stars and awesome Science Activities to you, at your location anywhere in Central Texas!
Stars and Science Austin has expanded to New Hampshire! For our patrons there, we will be
Stars and Science Lakes Region
Most of the same programs will be available throughout the Lakes Region of New Hampshire: our large Mobile Planetarium, Science Activities, and our 8" Newtonian telescope. See more information about our program in New Hampshire here.
Solar Eclipses 2023-2024
We hope most of you had a chance to enjoy the Annular Eclipse on October 14, 2023. Even if you were not within the path to see the complete "Ring of Fire," I am sure you will agree it was an impressive sight! Watching the Sun slowly disappear behind the black Moon (with appropriate eye protection of course!) is an unusual experience. It is not hard to understand why ancient people thought that a dragon or other horrific creature was eating the Sun.
And this was just the "warm up." The real event is coming up in just a few months. Everyone along a path from Texas to Maine will be able to see a Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024!
This is your place to find out more about the eclipses, what they are, why the 2 eclipses are different, safe ways to observe them, where to best view them, and more. Stars and Science Austin has a couple of planetarium shows about the eclipses, plus activities for children and learners of all ages. Check out our NEW Totality Planetarium Show. Click HERE for all your Solar Eclipse information.
UPDATED: Yes! We are still available to visit your school, church, library or other location. Due to the reduced number of COVID cases throughout Texas and New Hampshire, we are loosening our restrictions for the planetarium. Check out our Pandemic precautions here.
NEW: Due to rising gas prices, we will be adding a $3.00/25 mile fuel surcharge until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
Planetarium show rentals: We have expanded our offerings by allowing you to rent a show that we do not have. Includes the popular preschool show One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure and many others. For more information, click here.