Astronomy Day at Von Braun Astronomical Society

Event date: 

Sat Oct 21, 2017 01:00 pm to 10:00 pm MDT

Location of event: 

Monte Sano State park
5105 Nolen Ave SE
35801 Huntsville , AL
United States
Alabama US

On Saturday, October 21 from 1-10 pm, the Von Braun Astronomical Society will host its annual Astronomy Day at the VBAS facilities in Monte Sano State Park. Events will include family fun activities hosted by local science groups, planetarium shows and telescope observing (weather permitting). All activities are free and open to the public.

Outdoor hands-on activities from 1-5 pm will be offered by VBAS, as well as local science enthusiasts. Planetarium shows will allow guests to view the night sky indoors, while special solar telescopes outside will offer views of sunspots and solar flares. Visitors may tour both observatory facilities to hear stories about the construction and installation of the telescopes.

Evening activities will kick off at 6:00 pm with a presentation indoors by our keynote speaker, Dr. Alphonse Sterling, Solar physicist from NASA.