Starry Sky Austin provides astronomy classes for kids and adults. Using hands-on activities, experiential lessons and small group instruction, we inspire people to become lifelong learners, grow in awareness of our place in the universe, and truly connect with the cosmos. We are available for public daytime and nighttime events too!
Amy is the founder and director of Starry Sky Austin. Amy attended the University of Houston where she earned her Bachelor of Physics. There she learned about astronomy and helped to re-open the University of Houston observatory. After graduating from UH she attended Rice University and graduated with a Master of Science Teaching degree and her Texas Teaching Certificate in Science grades 4-8. She taught at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, in private and public schools. A mother of 3, Amy has over 18 years experience teaching and working with the public. She has spent the past 8 years following her passion by inspiring Austin and the surrounding communities with hands-on astronomy classes. She is also currently employed as an astronomy educator at Travis County Milton Reimers Ranch Observatory.
Teaching Experience: Grades 6-12 Science and Math; Houston Museum of Natural Science Astronomy Dept. ; LCRA Hyatt Lost Pines Resort Stargazing ; first Austin Planetarium AstroCamp; Austin Nature and Science Center School Programs; UT Informal Classes; Starry Sky Austin
Volunteer Experience: Project Astro, AISD; LBJ Wildflower Center Nature Nights; Girls Scouts of America Lone Star Chapter; Texas chapter of the International Dark Sky Association
Member: Astronomy Society of the Pacific, International Dark Sky Association, Austin Astronomical Society, Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin, Astronomers Without Borders, American Association of Variable Star Observers
Her informal approach to teaching allows for lots of questioning without feeling intimidated by the subject matter. We are all lifelong learners. Let’s get learning!
Lucia Brimer has over 20 years experience teaching astronomy, physics and other sciences to students of all ages, both children and adults. Along with teaching child and adult stargazing classes for Starry Sky Austin, Lucia is also the Mobile Education Manager for the Texas Museum of Science & Technology in Cedar Park, where she has run the mobile planetarium program since 2010.