International Astronomy Day – May 18 2024

VBAS volunteers will be at the GigaParts Technology Superstore, 6123 University Dr, Huntsville on Saturday May 18 to provide advice and outreach from 9:30am on International Astronomy Day!

Telescope Clinic 10:00am -1:00pm.

Bring that telescope you just can’t get to work, or think you might have broken and we’ll take a look!


Eclipse Show and Tell 4:00pm-6:00pm.  Sign up to share your images and stories – even if you got clouded out!


Presentations to attend from Choosing your First Telescope to Stargazing with Binoculars and Getting Started in Astrophotography!

Learn about Light Pollution and what you can do about it with volunteers from Starry Skies South.



GigaParts has a large range of telescopes, binoculars, eyepieces, books and more to browse as well as plenty of other fun technology. And a snack bar!

Everyone welcome. Bring your friends to introduce them to your favorite hobby!  See you there.