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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.

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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. Click here for instructions to set up the mobile app on your iPhone or Android.

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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.

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.


Orange Blossom Special Star Party (OBS)

OBS 2024 is scheduled for February 7th through February 11th.

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

The meeting days, times and rooms have changed. Please refer to Meetings paragraph in the Introduction above for details.

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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.