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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Monte Sano State Park


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Von Braun Astronomical Society

July 2019 Planetarium Shows

We Host a Public Planetarium Show Every Saturday in the Wernher von Braun Planetarium that Begins at 7:30 PM

Saturn V Separation/NASAThe Space Race: Project Apollo - Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27  at 7:30 PM 

Join VBAS each Saturday night in July as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. VBAS presenters will take you back in time to relive the challenges of landing a man on the Moon and bringing him back safely. You will experience each mission detailing the challenges astronauts faced as they made life and death decisions on the quest to reach humanity's greatest achievement! Don't miss this one. Presented by Dr. Naveen Vetcha, VBAS Past-President, on July 6 and by Don Reed, VBAS Past-President, on July 13, 20, and 27.


Admission for Saturday Planetarium Shows:

Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members. All seating is general admission payable at the door. We are unable to offer pre-sale admission. Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to look at some of the wonders of the universe through our telescopes following the planetarium program with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable observing crew.


Space Journal Archive

Space JournalDuring 1957-1959, Rocket City Astronomical Association (now Von Braun Astronomical Society), published an auspicious quarterly magazine, titled Space Journal.  Dr. Wernher von Braun, Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, and other leading aerospace scientists and engineers of the era, contributed articles and essays.  Con Pederson, Harry H.K. Lange, and Frederick Ordway III, who were later hired by Stanley Kubrick to help with set design on 2001: A Space Odyssey, contributed art and design work to the magazine.  All seven issues of Space Journal, have now been digitized, and are available for viewing and/or download  at the following links:

Space Journal - Issue #1

Space Journal - Issue #2

Space Journal - Issue #3

Space Journal - Issue #4

Space Journal - Issue #5

Space Journal - Issue #6

Space Journal - Issue #7

Thanks to Mr. PD Nicaise, Wade Sanders, Frank Schenck, and UAH Special Collections & Archives for contributing to this project.


Monthly Society Meeting

The next VBAS Monthly Meeting is on Friday, August 16 at 7:30 PM.

No VBAS meeting in July due to Moon Party on July 8.

Mitzi Adams

Vice President


New Books in the Library

Last Updated on Monday, 01 July 2019 19:52 Written by Administrator

Our Librarians, Jeff Bennett and Amanda Campbell have acquired some new books for the Library. Please click on the Library link in the menu above and check them out.

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