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Every year in September the park hosts the Dog Fair and the Art Show please call the office for dates.
 

The Von Braun Astronomical Society's Planetarium is located inside Monte Sano State Park past the Park Office on the left. The Planetarium offers programs to the public every Saturday night starting at 7:30 p.m. A schedule of the programs can be found at www.vbas.org  or at the park office.

 

By 1956, the organization had grown to include several members of the Von Braun Missile Team and they completed the observatory shown on the left while under construction and shown below on the right of how our facilities appear today, which includes a second observatory, astronomical library, solar telescope, and planetarium. 

VBAS is a non-profit volunteer organization of amateur and professional astronomers.  In addition to operating our planetarium and observatories located in Monte Sano State Park just East of Huntsville, Alabama, we also conduct side walk astronomy events in conjunction with several local community events such as Concerts In The Park and we're working to establish a remote dark sky observatory near Huntsville.

Member & Public Events
Members meet at our planetarium on the third Friday of each month, except for December, to discuss recent and upcoming astronomy events which usually includes a guest speaker and the public is welcome to attend!

We also have several planetarium programs through out the year that the public is invited to and we enjoy viewing the evening skies afterwards when the weather permits.
 


All programs are open to the public

Admission : $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students , children under 6 Free

Free to VBAS members