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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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Latest News

  • 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 […]
  • S21 Direct Drive – Part 22 & 23
  • Saturday Night Star Parties Have Resumed
    We wanted to let everyone know that we are holding star parties at the VBAS observing field every clear Saturday night, beginning Saturday, October 16th. Until shows reopen on December 4th, we’ll gather in the field for observing shortly before dark. If the sky is overcast viewing will be cancelled.
  • S21 Direct Drive – Part 21