We encourage girls of all colors and backgrounds to bring their whole selves to the learning, exploration, and discovery of the universe.

By integrating creative strategies such as free writing, visual art, and theater exercises, we've created a new, innovative astronomy curriculum that addresses each girl as a whole by providing an avenue for individual self-expression and personal exploration that is interwoven with scientific engagement and discovery. 


Watch Founder and Director Dr. Aomawa Shields' TED-Ed Lesson:

Should we be looking for life elsewhere in the universe?

 
 

Fall 2016 "The Universe and Me" Workshop Wraps Up!

It's official - the Fall 2016 Rising Stargirls "The Universe and Me" workshop has wrapped up at YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley! From September 27 - October 20, the girls explored the universe through creative lenses, bringing their enthusiasm and creative ideas to the workshop each day. Click here for the full recap!



Watch TED Talk of Founder and Director Dr. Aomawa Shields:

"How we'll find life on other planets"

"NSF Fellow Pairs Art, Astronomy to Hook Girls on Science"

Education Week, March 18, 2015

 

Banner image credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Riess (STScI and JHU), D. Jones and S. Rodney (JHU),
S. Faber (University of California, Santa Cruz), H. Ferguson (STScI), and the CANDELS team

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Rising Stargirls Founder Dr. Aomawa Shields (Photo: Martin Cox)

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Dr. Aomawa Shields (Photo: Martin Cox)

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