Welcome to the S&T Astronomical Research Society (STARS). S&T Astronomical Research Society (STARS) aims to develop a greater interest in and aptitude in the area of astronomy within the community. Our organization is open to anyone who is interested in learning and sharing knowledge about astronomy and astrophysics!
We are also responsible for the campus observatory events. Built in 1973, the Missouri S&T Observatory is located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave. (Highway 63 North), adjacent to the university’s Stonehenge replica, north of McNutt Hall and west of St. Patrick’s Lane. Visitors’ Nights at the Observatory are free of charge and no reservations are required. Each observing session is open-ended. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. All visitors must be able to ascend a short set of stairs to view the object through the telescope.