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Astronomy Education for All

Classes & Programs

Classes for kids and adults, scout programs, day time and night time private and public programs.

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Cassandra & The Night Sky

Written to inspire kids to learn astronomy, this new take on star lore stories of old takes you on a journey with Cassandra, a princess, who courageously brings back the night sky.

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Astronomy in Chile

Amy traveled to Chile to visit the world’s largest observatories through the  Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program.

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Youth Astronomy Camp

I will be instructing at The UBarU Camp and Retreat Center’s first youth astronomy camp for youth ages 12 – 18. 

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The Classes We Offer

Stargazing for Adults

In Stargazing for Adults, you will have the chance to learn the night sky at Reimers Observatory

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Scout Programs

Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, & Private Troop Programs

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Private & Public Programs

Nighttime Stargazing & Daytime Programs for birthday parties, public & private events

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Young Astronomers Classes

In our astronomy classes, kids learn how to use a telescope on their own, navigate constellations…

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What Parents are Saying

“We attended all three programs offered at the McDonald Observatory with our favorite being the star party. All their programs were great, but they made much more sense because we had attended Amy’s class. It’s been so exciting for me to watch the kids’ knowledge in action.”

Vanessa Clark

“Taryn had astronomy class tonight. She was excited to spot Jupiter, Venus and 3 moons! If you are in Austin and interested in Astronomy, we can’t recommend Starry Sky Austin enough!”

Lyndsay Stradtner
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“Amy facilitated an astronomy night for our group of 12 students and it was fantastic. The children loved the viewing of the planets and stars and the instruction provided by Amy. We highly recommend her for her knowledge and teachign style.”

Janet Scarborough Civitelli

When class was over, one of the students was walking with me to help take telescopes and equipment back to my van and said, “Now every time I look up at the sky I see the Big Dipper!” She felt proud of herself and did so great working with the telescope. I love seeing girls get excited about space!”

Amy Jackson

Latest News

‘Reading the Stars’ at Austin Public Library-Hampton Branch

What a fun night last night at the Will Hampton Branch Library! Their ‘Reading the Stars’ event was filled with space themed cookies, hot cocoa, a reading of “Cassandra and[…]

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December 22, 2017 0

Light Gathering Power of Telescopes

This past June, I was accepted to the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program and had the amazing opportunity to travel to Chile to learn about the astronomical research being[…]

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October 10, 2017 0

Astronomy in Chile- The Telescopes

What do palentologists collect? Fossils What do archeologists collect? Artifacts What do geologists collect? Rocks and Minerals What do astronomers collect?   Light! What instrument do astronomers use to collect that[…]

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September 8, 2017 0

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