St. Petersburg Astronomy Club

The St. Petersburg Astronomy Club is the oldest and largest astronomical organization in the south-eastern United States. We are dedicated to promoting the science of astronomy and the education of the public and have been meeting continuously since 1927.

St. Petersburg Astronomy Club hosts free astronomy programs at each monthly general meeting held at the Science Center of Pinellas. These include lectures, demonstrations, and discussions, and are often combined with observing sessions. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Friday of each month (except November and December when it is on the third Friday).

For more information on the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, click here.

Upper Tampa Bay Manufacturers Association

The Upper Tampa Bay Manufacturers Association is dedicated to serving the unique business and networking needs of the approximately 400 manufacturers located in the region. The association leadership is exclusively formed by manufacturing principles. Our board of directors includes manufacturers from Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

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Sarasota-Manatee Manufacturers Association

The Sarasota-Manatee Manufacturers Association is comprised of local companies that engage in industrial operations producing products for national and local distribution. Located on Florida’s West Coast, SAMA membership includes companies of all sizes and generally represents the majority of the manufacturing community in the area.

Through regular meetings and membership communication, SAMA provides a medium to promote the general welfare of the area in which its members are located. Specifically, the organization addresses economic, civic, and educational problems as they relate to the future of manufacturing in the area. The SAMA membership encourages the cooperative exchange of information and assistance in all matters of mutual interest, and fosters social relationships and good fellowship among its members.


Nurturing future scientists and engineers today with solar4STEM for a brighter tomorrow …

The Solar4STEM Solar system provides K-12 teachers with materials and equipment in a portable configuration to conduct basic electrical, geographic, and solar experiments with their students. The CME solar4STEM 200 is well suited for K-12 renewable energy instructional programs.

For more information, please contact CME or call 727-547-9799.


NASA has been a partner of the Science Center for many years. NASA provides educational tools for students, teachers and community. NASA is dedicated to providing hands on and virtual learning experiences for all ages. These programs are delivered by NASA's


  • Digital learning network ( using webcasts along with hands on instruction. To schedule a DLN please visit our STEME Catalog or call 727-384-0027 for more information. It is recommended to schedule this fieldtrip 30 - 45 days in advance.
  • Black History Month - Each February the EIC partners with NASA to provide hands on STEM education to underprivileged students in Middle School. Over 400 students attend this event here at the Center, where NASA delivers its education through the DLN
  • NASA and Girls - each summer NASA provides a free workshop for middle school students
  • Kennedy Space Center - The EIC is actively involved in fieldtrips to the KSP, see more information on an overnight event coming in October.