Why become a member?

Whether you enjoy doing things with a group or by yourself, joining any organization related to the things that you are interested in has enormous benefits!

As a VBAS Member, you’ll have opportunities to learn about Astronomy as well as share your knowledge with other Members and the general public at various Member and Public events.

You’ll also be entitled to lower rates on subscriptions to popular astronomy magazines!  Current VBAS Member rates for Sky and Telescope is $45.75 per year and $34 for Astronomy. Instructions for receiving the discounted rates are included with your membership letter.

In addition to being able to use the telescopes at our Observatories (after receiving proper training) and free admission to any of our public planetarium programs, you’ll also have access to our Library which consists of one of the largest collections of astronomy related publications in the Southeast!

The easiest way you can join the Von Braun Astronomical Society is online through our Square Marketplace:

Family Membership $36

Single Membership $24

Student Membership $12

Lifetime Membership $500



You can also join by completing our Membership Application and mailing it along with your check to:

Von Braun Astronomical Society
Attention: Membership Secretary
P.O. Box 1142
Huntsville, AL  35807


If you have any questions about our society or membership, please contact our Membership Secretary by emailing