This site provides information for all known current & active Florida Astronomy Clubs. It is to assist anyone in locating a astronomy club near you.

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Kennedy Space Center Amateur Astronomers are located at the Kennedy Space Center. There are approx. 30 active members. Our star parties are once a month on the Friday night nearest the new moon. Location of star parties is Merritt Island Wildlife Refugee about 10 miles north of Kennedy Space Center. You can find more information at our website which has maps and calendars.
Club members interests are Astrophotography, CCD, ATM, and general observing. all types of telescope
Greater Ocala Astronomy Club has 14 active members, meetings on one Friday and Saturday each month, club website (Please note that the club website is hosted on my own personal server and I just recently set it up so if some things don't work, you know why :-)
Brevard Astronomical Society meets at Brevard Community College at the Cocoa, Fl. Campus. Monthly club meetings are the third Wednesday of every month, 2 monthly star parties (1 in the South & 1 in the North end of the Brevard County). Club has about 50 members. BAS operates the BCC Observatory every Friday and Saturday night. North Site is is shared with KSCAA.
Treasure Coast Astronomical Society has approximately 45 members drawing our membership from Hobe Sound to Vero Beach. We are a diverse group of people who share a common interest in looking at and enjoying the night sky and sharing our knowledge with the surrounding community. We have an organized star party once a month, on the Saturday closest to the new moon, and also have impromptu star parties. Check out calender on our web page for dates and times of meetings and star parties and other things we are doing.
Tallahassee Astronomical Society has indicated interest in posting information
Alachua Astronomy Club, Inc. serves North Central Florida, in and around Gainesville. It has approximately 70 members. The club holds a monthly meeting free to the public with a guest speaker on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). The AAC also hosts monthly star parties, typically on Saturday nearest new moon, and a bevy of public outreach programs throughout the year.
Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches We are a group of individuals dedicated to the pursuit of observational astronomy and to the education of the public on astronomy and related issues. Our monthly meetings include informative presentations given on a variety of topics related to astronomy. We conduct monthly observing sessions in both dark sky and urban locations. The knowledge and experience of our members covers the complete range from novice to scientist. While some of are just getting started in astronomy, others have been deeply involved in it all of their lives. We have no age restrictions, and our members come from all walks of life. Everyone is welcome to participate.
The Northeast Florida Astronomical Society has indicated interest in posting information
Chiefland Astronomy Village is a dedicated Astronomy community approximate 60 miles west northwest of Ocala. Holds monthly star parties. Has a large observing field with ac power connection. Camping is allow with $$$ donations. Very Dark Site
South West Florida Astronomical Society
Central Florida Astroguides
Central Florida Astroguides are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping others learn and enjoy the fascinating hobby of astronomy. We have monthly star parties at different locations throughout the central Florida area. We set up several Telescopes and Binoculars for everyone to use and enjoy. Learn first hand how to set up and operate a Telescope, read star charts, learn astrophotography and choosing what Scope might fit your needs best. We have a Boy Scout Counselor for astronomy and photography merit badges. Come to one of our club meetings on the third thursday of each month from 7pm till 8pm at the East Orange Community Center.
South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association was founded in 1965, with as its principal motivation to provide information and create an opportunity to participate. Ever since, its members have been bringing the universe closer to all South Floridians. From the innocent wonder of the children to the amazement of the adults, every night is another great adventure.
Museum Astronomical Resource Society (M.A.R.S.) meets at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Planitarium in Tampa, Fl. on Fowler Ave. Across from the University of South Florida Campus. Monthly club meetings are the Second Friday of every month. Public observation sessions are held regularly at MOSI. Check club web site and calendar for scheduled dates.
The St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, SPAC, Inc., has been meeting continuously since 1927. It was incorporated in 1979 as a nonprofit, tax deductible organization. Its 366+ members range from elementary school students to retirees. For almost 50 years SPAC has provided free educational programs for its members and the public. For additional information call our telephone hotline at 813-621-3606 or check out the links to the left.
The Central Florida Astronomical Society, Inc. (CFAS)> currently operates in Orlando (at the Seminole State College Planetarium). CFAS Activities include monthly meetings featuring guest speakers, monthly observing sessions at several sites across Central Florida, publication of a web information site (Continuously Updated), and public observing sessions when events of significant interest occur. In addition, CFAS holds two cookout / star party (CFAS Astrofest) for our member families and their guests at the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. CFAS is a totally volunteer organization that is dedicated to bringing astronomy to the general public while providing a friendly family oriented organization to share our love of astronomy. General Meetings are open to the public and take place the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Seminole State College Planetarium. The general meeting includes reports from the officers and committees, followed by a brief period of announcements and guest speakers. CFAS holds observing sessions for members at several sites, including the Ocala Observing Site, Harmony, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, Chiefland Astronomy Village, and various sites in the metro Orlando area, such as the local airports.
The Villages Astronomy Club> is open to all The Villages residents and their guests having an interest in astronomy. Our monthly meetings focus on sharing our knowledge and learning about the latest theories and developments in astronomy. Our goal is to develop community programs and encourage member participation in an effort to enhance our members' and community's awareness of our solar system and universe.
Imperial Polk Astronomical Society. We are based in Lakeland, FL. We are incorporated in the state of Florida and a registered 501(c)(3) educational organization. We have no “official” “membership”, just people who have an interest in astronomy. We have 8 amateur astronomers with telescopes and a passion for the science.
Our Vision: To promote an appreciation for the art and science of amateur astronomy among the general public. We do basic astronomy presentations and observing at State, County and City Parks averaging from 20 to 100 attendees from the general public on a monthly schedule based on the new moon. We hold special observing sessions for “special” events such as eclipses and transits. We do solar observing and a presentation on light pollution at Bok Tower, National Historic Garden and Park, in Lake Wales, for “Earth Day” for school children. We have observing sessions at the Sun-N-Fun “Fly-in” air show in Lakeland, FL as well as the “Aero Space Discovery Weekend” for youth groups sponsored by the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland. We work with public and private schools with presentations and observing. I also work with the Cub and Boy Scouts as a registered badge councilor and Royal Rangers church groups to help the boys earn merit badges in astronomy. We do private presentations and/or observing sessions for schools, birthdays or any other occasion.