St. Petersburg Astronomy Club

Introduction

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: spacexaminer@gmail.com or check out the links to the left.

Meetings

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 open to the public.

Dark Sky Site Clubhouse Building Fund

We are seeking donations to help fund our clubhouse. When complete, our members and guests will have a comfortable place to gather and sleep during our New Moon weekends and for the annual star party.

Donations of $100 or more will be recognized with our dedication plaque. You may mail a check to SPAC, 17316 Oak Ledge Dr, Lutz, FL 33549 or use the form below to make your donation through PayPal.

 


You don't need a PayPal account to use it. You may use your favorite credit card and pay as a guest.

St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, Inc. is a Not-for-Profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Your donation may be tax deductable.

We've Moved our General Meetings

Our General Meetings are now conducted at St. Petersburg College, Gibbs Campus. 6605 5th Av N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710

We've Moved     Google Map

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

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll-2fGXI5_E

Part2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFY1Q-nj4JY

Weather-Ready Nation  

The National Weather Service fall safety campaign has begun! They have focused their outreach on specific hazards during September, October, and November. 

Please check out the NWS website for more information:  Fall Weather Safety

See more at: NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation

Sidewalk Astronomy

Gulfport sidewalk astronomy will be at the intersection of Beach Blvd. and 31st Ave. south on the Thursday closest to first-quarter Moon, from October to May (weather permitting). For more information on the next scheduled session, contact Greg Simpson at (727) 896-9410, or email FZwicky@aol.com.

Star Parties

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

 

Facebook Group (link)


St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization.