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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.


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.

Star Party Request

Our members set up their telescopes to introduce and share the night-sky with various organizations throughout the year. Most of our events are conducted when Eastern Standard Time is in effect as the sunset is a little late during Daylight Savings Time. A first-quarter moon provides interesting viewing and so is the best week for star parties.

Click here to request a star party for your school, church, or other organization.


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 opens for camping on Saturday, May 16th. We will be able to observe the May New Moon/Memorial Day weekend viewing. Please review the field layout for social distancing.



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.