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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- December 2023 Planetarium Shows
All planetarium shows begin at 7:30pm.
Admission opens at 7:00pm; $5/adult, $3/student, 6 and under free.
Telescope viewing afterwards on clear nights.
Our December 9th show is cancelled due to inclement weather.
December 2 and 9 – The Star of Bethlehem
Join us on the evenings of December 2nd or 9th toPresented by Don Reed and Tom Burleson
hear our Special Presentation of The Star of Won-
der. On these 2 nights VBAS actors tell the Christ-
mas Story told from the perspective of the Three
Wisemen. The journey the Wisemen took on that
first Christmas comes to life as they detail their
quest to find the Christ Child and answer a very ba-
sic question: what could cause that star to shine so
brightly? Children 12 and under will receive a “goo-
die bag” of toys and candy. Be sure to arrive early
as this particular show sells out early.
December 16 – The Star of Bethlehem
What was the star that the Magi saw ? Join VBASPresented by Beth Bero
educator Beth Bero for this family-friendly program
that explores the history, science and wonder of a
December 23 and 30 – Standing Stones and Sungazers
In recognition of the Winter Solstice we will explore how we believe ancient civilizations marked the passage of the year through monuments, monoliths and markers and learn about the astronomical causes of all the motions.Presented by Alex Hall