Sharing Astronomy through Education and Research via remote technologies.

Boyce-Astro — an extension of B.R.I.E.F

Boyce-Astro is the astronomy arm of B.R.I.E.F. with addressing education, community development, and national and international research and education programs in astronomy.

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IntroStars™ – Signup

IntroSTARS is our free self-paced online course to introduce you to astronomy and astrophysics. It’s our prerequisite for our other seminars. 

Alumni Roster

If you’ve participated in a class or workshop which resulted in a paper being published, you’re a Boyce Astro Alumni. To view our Alumni Roster please go to the Alumni Roster Page

Alumni Papers

If you have participated in one of our classes or workshops which resulted in a paper being published, Congratulations!

To view your paper please go to Student Publications

Advanced Research Programs

Students who have participated in a class or workshop which resulted in published research are invited to continue your involvement with Boyce-Astro by signing up for an Advanced Research Programs.


AAVSO Areas of Interest

The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) serves as a dedicated research and outreach organization that allows both professionals and amateurs contribute to the vast and dynamic field of variable star research in countless unique ways.

Mission Statement

Provide Education & Opportunities in Science

The Boyce Research Initiatives and Education Foundation (BRIEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that was founded in 2013 with this stated mission:

“The specific public, charitable, scientific and educational purposes of this corporation are to provide scientific and technical research opportunities to enhance the educational experience of students and to introduce them to the scientific and technical communities.”

BRIEF conducts seminars, research programs, workshops and conferences to accomplish its mission. BRIEF provides robotic observatories, information systems, and instructional support materials to instructors and students to enable the education through research experience. Our students who range from 7th grade to 70 are encouraged to become scientists through publication of their own research.

Your donations solely support our student scholarships and student STEM research programs. BRIEF (aka Boyce-Astro) is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as a 501 (c) (3) corporation.

All donations are welcome.

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