St. Petersburg Astronomy Club

Who are we?

The St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, Inc. (SPAC), has been meeting continuously since 1927. It was incorporated in 1979 as a nonprofit, tax deductible organization. For almost 50 years SPAC has provided free educational programs for its members and the public. For additional information send your emails to: or check out the links to the left.


Meetings are normally held on the fourth Friday of each month (except November and December when it is on the third Friday) at the Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL., at 8:00 P.M. Meetings are open to the public.

Cosmic Odyssey:
Dark Energy, Dark Matter,
Distant Worlds, and Time.
Presented by Chris Vuille.

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Weather-Ready Nation

Shirley Vuille has been appointed SPAC's Ambassador to NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation. NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.

See more at: NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation

Sidewalk Astronomy

These public viewing sessions are held in conjunction with the Gulfport "Art Walks".  Members set up telescopes at the intersection of Beach Blvd. and 31st Ave. South in Gulfport on the third Saturday and first Friday of the month (weather permitting), from October through June.  For more information on the next scheduled session, contact Greg Simpson at (727) 896-9410, or e-mail

Star Parties

We hold our New Moon viewing sessions at Withlacoochee River Park each month on the Saturday nearest the New Moon.  Viewing schedule can be found by clicking the calendar button on the left side of this page.

Directions to the park. For information on the location or any date changes to the schedule, please contact Jack Fritz at 813-508-5680.

Facebook Group (link)