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 with. We invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings as our honored guest.

Monthly meetings are normally held on the 3rd floor of MOSI in the Science Works 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.

Membership

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

January 9 @ 7:00 PM
How to start a meteorite collection. Dr. Greg Shanos has been collecting meteorites for many years and has had many articles published. Come and learn about how to start your own collection.

Skywatch

January 10
February 21
See the universe up-close through the MOSI and MARS member telescopes. View the Orion nebula, double stars and the brighter star clusters**If you would like some training on your own telescope, please bring it. We'll set it up outside the museum butterfly garden and help you get started!