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 - General Meetings are normally held on the fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December when it is on the third Thursday) at St. Petersburg College/Gibbs Campus 6605 5th Ave North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710, at 7:30 PM. Meetings are free and open to the public.
General meetings take place in the Natural Sciences Building, Room SC236. Parties and picnics are held in the Philip Benjamin Social Arts Building, Room SA114.
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.
Orange Blossom Special Star Party (OBS)
OBS 2024 is scheduled for February 7th through February 11th.
Club Meeting Hurricane Policy
If we need to cancel the General Meeting due to bad weather, the notice will be posted here.
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.
The meeting days, times and rooms have changed. Please refer to Meetings paragraph in the Introduction above for details.
Click the link below to view How to See Venus in a Different Light by Greg Shanos.