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Spiral Galaxy M96 from Hubble


The St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, Inc. (SPAC), has been Tampa Bay’s “Home for Family Astronomy” for more than 50 years. We provid free educational programs for our members and the public.

Meetings are normally held on the fourth Friday of each month (except November and December when it is on the third Friday) at St. Petersburg College/Gibbs Campus 6605 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, USA, at 8:00 PM. Meetings are free and open to the public. General meetings take place in the Natural Sciences Building, Room 232. Parties and picnics are held in the Philip Benjamin Social Arts Building, Room 114.

Please contact our Membership Chair, Shirley Vuille, for additional information.

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Annual Telescope Raffle


The St. Petersburg Astronomy club mirror lab would like to present our 2021 raffle scope to be awarded at our club’s 2021 New Moon Super Weekend, February 10th through 14th, 2021. The raffle scope is a tradition here at SPAC and this year’s telescope is a club refurbished 12-inch Meade Lightbridge. Tickets are $10 donation/each or 3 for $25. All donations go to the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club.

The drawing will be conducted on February 13th and the winner will be announced via email to all participants.

Online Raffle

Visit Us On Facebook

This Week's Sky at a Glance, along with member-created astrophotographs and interesting astronomy related articles are all posted on our Facebook page.

Club Meeting Hurricane Policy

If we need to cancel the General Meeting due to bad weather, the notice will be posted here.

Membership Cards

You may print your membership card by signing into the website and going to Members Only. You will need to show your membership card at Withlacoochee River Park to get the member camping rate.


General meetings have been cancelled until father notice.

New Moon Viewing

Withlacoochee River Park now opened for camping. Please review the field layout for social distancing shown in the 'Link' below.

Reference: Link

Annual Elections

Annual Elections for club officers will be held online on the day of our Annual Club Meeting in October. Nominations are now open for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and one Director at Large. Please confirm your nominee is willing to serve and submit the nomination to our nominating committee via the email shown below.

For more information contact:

Current List Of Nominees

President: Brad Perryman, Vice President: Paul Krahmer, Secretary: Shirley Vuille, Treasurer: Jim Hunter, 2021 Director at Large: Jack Fritz


The St. Petersburg Astronomy Club Examiner (SPACE) is published monthly. Please forward astronomy related articles, items for sale and suggestions to the Editor, Guy Earle, at


Please send an email to for additional information.

Please contact our Webmaster if you encounter any problems with the membership application or website.