Von Braun Astronomical Society, Huntsville

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The Von Braun Astronomical Society is a society of amateur and professional astronomers dedicated to education and public outreach on behalf of astronomy based in Huntsville, Alabama, United States.

The society has an observatory and planetarium located east of Huntsville, in Monte Sano State Park.

Another important goal of the society is to inspire the youth of the community through the awarding of the Ann Sanford Award, and by including a student on the board of directors.

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  • My family loved it and can't wait to go back. Great group of volunteers who are passionate about astronomy. They are open every Saturday with presentations starting at 7:30. Our astronomy professor...  more »
  • Very informative presentation. Clean and the staff very knowledgeable on the history of the Von Braun Astronomical Society and the people involved. Definitely plan on going back for another...  more »
  • Absolutely out of this world experience, very well maintained and operated on a shoestring budget. This is a experience any astrologer must see, the presentation provided is top notch and the visual aids were beyond my expectations. At the end of our presentation the inside house lights are slowly lowered that reveal the stars in a large dome modeled after large fuel pod top. This is also a great place to bring a telescope and view the stars.
  • Kids loved the show, and the teachers outside with the telescopes were so kind and patient. Helped each child individually cant wait to go back!

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