Radio Astronomy

Welcome to the Von Braun Astronomical Society / Huntsville Amateur Radio Club  Radio Astronomy Pages. 

Members of our two societies are conducting radio astronomy citizen science and outreach at the VBAS facilities in Monte Sano State Park. Our program began in late 2022 and after a grant was obtained from ARDC, work is ongoing in building our equipment and observing capabilities. 

You can learn more through the links below and contact us if you have any questions or want to get involved!

This exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Foundation .

What things can we find out about the Earth and Space using radio astronomy? How can your visitors get involved?

Information and resources on how to find amateur radio partners and set up (and fund) your own radio astronomy program.

Here you'll find all the technical specs and information that will help you source the right technology for your program.

Reach out with questions.

We will be uploading and linking to our observations soon!

A bit of history

Planetarium Show Briefing, July 1, 2023

Backyard Radio Astronomy