Classes & Programs
Classes for kids and adults, scout programs, day time and night time private and public programs.
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.
The Classes We Offer
Young Astronomers Classes
In our astronomy classes, kids learn how to use a telescope on their own, navigate constellations…
Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, & Private Troop Programs
UT Informal Classes for Adults
If you are looking for an class for adults, sign up soon through UT Informal Classes for Stargazing
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.”
“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!”
Life in Motion Photography
“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!”
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