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Our new society website is live!

Welcome to VBAS’s new website! Developed in collaboration with a talented class of students at UAH, this new service is now in operation to benefit VBAS membership and the general public.

If you’d like to visit the legacy website, click here. It will be online for a while longer, though it will not be receiving news and event updates.

If you have any suggestions for the new site, please click here to contact us!

Click here to view credits for the class at UAH.

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S21 Direct Drive – Part 17

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July 2021 Member Meeting

We have resumed monthly in-person Society meetings (no planetarium shows, just yet).

Join us for our July monthly Society meeting in-person at the Planetarium on Friday, July 16th at 7:30 PM (7:00 PM for pizza!). Our program will by presented by Frank Schenck, VBAS Director of Facilities and Equipment, and will be about Lunar and Planetary Photography.

We will also broadcast the meeting via Zoom. Link to the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81477205214


Watch July’s recorded meeting here:

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What’s up in the Night Sky – October 2020

As we currently have suspended our public activities, including planetarium shows and outreach events we have put together a brief video tour of the September night sky for your enjoyment. We hope to be able to explore the universe with you in person soon but until then we will have to do so virtually.

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June Virtual Member Meeting

The June monthly member meeting will by presented by Peggy Walker online at 7:30pm on June 19th!

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Weekly Planetarium Shows Cancelled

Updated June 2021.

Important Notice

 

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic we have had to suspend our regular weekly public planetarium shows. However, as vaccinations have increased and COVID-19 cases continue to decrease here in Madison County, we areĀ tentatively looking at resuming Saturday night public planetarium shows beginning sometime after the Labor Day holiday in September 2021. At this time, we will only offer very limited seating to allow for social distancing and there will be also be a requirement to make a seat reservation ahead of time for the show you want to attend. Prepayment of admissions will not be an option and will be required to be paid in-person at the planetarium prior to admission. Please stay tuned for more details on this process and any special requirements.

 

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April Virtual Monthly Meeting

While April’s monthly member meeting has been cancelled due to our current policy for in-person events, the guest presentation has moved online!

Join us an learn about “The Art of Solar Astrophotography Using Narrowband Imaging” with Joe Matus, a local NASA engineer who is sharing insights to the hardware, software, and process of photographing our nearest star.

The Art of Solar Astrophotography Using Narrowband Imaging (Final)