Tampa Astronomy Club

Welcome to the Museum Astronomical Resource Society, also known as the M.A.R.S. astronomy club. M.A.R.S. is sponsored by the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), in Tampa, Florida. This site provides club news and astronomical information to our membership and to the public.

There's only one thing the people of M.A.R.S. enjoy more than observing the heavens... that's sharing it with others! Whether you are new to astronomy and curious about how to experience it, or a seasoned veteran looking for an active club to spend observation time. We invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings as our honored guest.

Monthly meetings are currently being held on the 3rd floor of MOSI in the Science Theater, and take place on the 2nd Friday of each month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Meetings are free and open to the public.


If you are interested in joining MARS, you will need to complete and return this Membership Application to the Membership Chairman. The current cost to join is $22.50 for an individual membership, and $27.50 dollars for family membership. Click here to find out the benefits of membership

Upcoming Events

MARS Meeting

September 12 @ 7:00 PM
MOSI Science Works Theater
Q&A panel made up of highly experienced amateur astronomers will attempt to answer questions from the group. A special prize to anyone that can stump the panel. (NOTE: You must know the answer to claim the prize.)

(NOTE: Please use elevator by iMax Theater to enter the building.)


None currently scheduled
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
Skywatch at MOSI