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Welcome to VBAS!

The Von Braun Astronomical Society is a non-profit organization of amateur and professional astronomers. We are sharing our love of space with the community through our planetarium and observatories located in Monte Sano State Park just east of Huntsville, Alabama.


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  • February 2022 Shows
    Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff? The Asteroids – Some of the other ‘stuff’ of the Solar System Presented by Eric Silkowski February 5, 12, 26. Reservations required. We’ve all heard the expression “don’t sweat the small stuff.” Normally good advice for living.  With the asteroids, some of the ‘small stuff’ of the solar system, it’s […]
  • January Shows
    “The Moon“ Saturdays: Jan 8, 15, 29 at 7:30PM Learn some interesting facts about our planet’s very interesting satellite and how it is unusually large for such a small planet. Learn about the interesting features you can see even with a very small telescope, such as craters, lava plains, mountains, rilles (look like river beds), volcanic domes, and how […]
  • Upcoming Show: James Webb Space Telescope
    Please join us at 7:30pm, January 22nd for a talk on JWST by Naveen Vetcha. On Dec 25th 2021, NASA (in collaboration with European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency) created history by successfully launching the world’s largest and most complex space science observatory, The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). JWST is currently on its […]
  • Member Meeting November 19th
    Don’t miss the Monthly Meeting this Friday, Nov. 19, in person and on Zoom! 7:00 pm for Pizza, 7:30 pm for our speaker, Michael Buford, our Vice-President. Michael will give a presentation on “The History of Space Flight: Early Space Flight to the Future”. Link for Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89393503262
  • “Star of Wonder” Christmas Show Returns!
    That’s right! VBAS’s Saturday evening shows are resuming in December with this year’s Christmas show! Seating is limited and must be reserved in advance, read below for details. All planetarium shows have limited seating and a reservation is required.  To reserve a seat go to our Events calendar and click on the date you wish […]