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Spiral Galaxy M96 from Hubble

Introduction

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.

General 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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Help SPAC Grow

Amazon Smile - Amazon will make a donation to us with every purchase you make if you sign up. It is very easy. Just go to Amazon Smile and make St. Petersburg Astronomy Club your charity. Be sure to add the Amazon Smile link to your browser tool bar.


Telescope Raffle

Telescope

We are again conducting a telescope raffle. This time, it is for the 12-Inch, Meade LX200 Classic, Schmidt Cassegrainian telescope shown here. The telescope has been used and is in excellent condition. Tickets are $10 donation/each or 3 for $25. All donations go to help support the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club.

The drawing will be conducted during our general meeting on September 24th, and the winner will be announced via email to all participants. You do not need to be present to win. However, it will be the winner’s responsibility to arrange pick-up.

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.


Announcements

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

Our monthly General Meetings, are held on the fourth Friday of each month at 8:00 PM. They are now conducted online via GoToMeeting. Please use the link below to join in.

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New Moon Viewing

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

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Newsletters

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 SPACExaminer@gmail.com.


Contacts

Please send an email to Info@StPeteAstronomyClub.org for additional information.

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