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Von Braun Astronomical Society

5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801-1029
+1 256-539-0316
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Camping at Monte sano state park

This place is wonderful. They gave a presentation on the upcoming eclipse that was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara R
via mobile
A little embarrsassing

You'd think that the Rocket city could come up with a really good astronomy building. Von Braun... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Craig H
Harvest, Alabama
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5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801-1029
+1 256-539-0316
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful. They gave a presentation on the upcoming eclipse that was very informative!! After the presentation we looked through several different telephones. We got to see Jupiter, 2 of its moons and the clouds on Jupiter. A must see when visiting this...More

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 16 April 2017

You'd think that the Rocket city could come up with a really good astronomy building. Von Braun was behind this, but it is only average for a medium size city.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a 'must do' if you are visiting in Huntsville, AL, which is after all the authentic, original space city. Check out the VBAS web site for information. Programs offer once in a lifetime opportunities to learn about astronomy from true space enthusiasts some...More

2  Thank SPN21
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We attended an evening lecture on space flight. The presenter kept everyone's interest. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy night and were unable to use the telescope. however, the presenter projected the night sky in the planetarium above our heads and it was worth the trip...More

1  Thank campbelldp
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We attended a program on Asteroids in the planetarium and then the VBAS guys set up telescopes outside to show us some of the wonderful sights of the heavens. Ready to answer any question you might have. Great group of guys and gals!!!

1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 21 December 2015

According to the announcer, this facility was a pet project of Dr. von Braun and some of the early founders of the US space program. The facility is located on Monte Sano State Park, which is a nice place to visit itself, and is open...More

1  Thank LowDragAL
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We were in town for the weekend and didn't have plans for Saturday night. I saw something online about a planetarium show at Monte Sano State Park so we gave it a try. We had a great time! The facility is pretty old and it...More

2  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 7 July 2013

The sorrounding are out of this world. For the first time in decades a some lots and lots of fireflies (being from a big city, this is a BIG deal). The presentation was very interesting but I was expecting more out of the equipment. No...More

2  Thank FrankAna
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The Von Braun Astronomical Society has been around for a little over 50 years. Started as a local astronomy club in the mid 50s, it developed into a lot more with the help of Werner Von Braun and his group of scientests who were also...More

3  Thank RMH_9
Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

Had passed the observatory earlier in the day while hiking around monte sano. Went to the lecture @730 that night and had a great time. Watched a presentation on jupiter and had a tour of some constellations and pictures from the "new" 21" lense telescope...More

2  Thank Bradleydme
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Brooke M
Is this a public place any night of the week, or must you attend a lecture to view stars through the telescopes? Are there multiple telescopes for viewing?
13 August 2016|
Response from LowDragAL | Reviewed this property |
The observatory is located on Monte Sano State Park, in Huntsville, and is only open during scheduled talks/viewings. Talks generally are on weekends, but occasionally occur for special events and those are quite rare... More
Megan C
Are dogs allowed on observation nights?
5 March 2015|
Response from nav33n | Property representative |
Yes, as long as they are on leash.