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

October 10 @ 7:00 PM
An up to date overview of the search for extra solar planets by Dr. Kevin Mackay, Coordinator of Undergraduate Astronomy at USF.

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

Astronomy Day and Skywatch

October 4th. All day activities at MOSI starting at 10 AM and concluding with SkyWatch at sundown.
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
Skywatch at MOSI