About SUTS

Science Under the Stars is a free, monthly public outreach lecture series founded and organized by graduate students in the Department of Integrative Biology at University of Texas at Austin. Since 2009 we have hosted over 80 speakers at our public events!

The Location

Events are held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703 (map) during the Fall and Spring academic semesters. In the case of inclement weather, lectures are held indoors. Directions and Parking.

Pet policy: Due to Brackenridge Field Laboratory being an active research site, we cannot permit pets on the grounds. Service animals are allowed.

Liability & Rules: 

  • By entering the site you agree that UT or Science Under the Stars has no liability for damage or injury to your person or property.  You also agree to abide by all UT policies (including prohibitions on alcohol, tobacco and misconduct).
  • You should be prepared for the remote nature of the field station. Dress according to seasonal weather.
  • No person is to walk through BFL grounds or facilities unless accompanied by a Science Under the Stars volunteer. 

COVID-19 Guidelines:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we request that visitors follow CDC and UT Austin-recommended guidelines to ensure the safety of all in attendance:

  • Before attending the event, take the CDC’s online Coronavirus Self-Checker to ensure you are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms, please get tested and stay home.
  • We highly recommend masking for all attendees.
  • At this time, we will not be providing food or drinks to reduce the need to remove masks, please plan accordingly.
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least six feet between yourself and others, seating will be spaced appropriately.
  • Use the provided hand sanitizer and wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds) frequently.

Our Goals:

  • Host fun and informal science outreach events for Austin residents of all ages.
  • Provide much needed opportunities for graduate students to share their research interests with the public.
  • Diversify the use of the Brackenridge Field Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin.

Contact Us: 

Do you have questions or comments? We’d love to hear from you! Please email us at scienceunderthestars@gmail.com or message us through our Facebook page.

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