Scobee Education Center Grand Opening
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San Antonio College and the Alamo Colleges
Board of Trustees present the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the
new Scobee Education Center.
Come celebrate SAC’s newest building on campus
at this high-profile event, including special guest: Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, Founding
Chair of the National Challenger Center and Eileen Collins, NASA's first female shuttle commander.
Once opened, the Scobee Education Center will
become San Antonio’s center for space and science exploration. The building is
state-of-the-art and features a newly remodeled planetarium and observatory,
and a brand new Challenger Learning Center.
A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Scobee Education
Friday, October 31, 2014
9 to 10 a.m.
Scobee Education Center
San Antonio College
1300 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, Texas 78212
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This event is open to the public.
For more info or to RSVP for this event, please email
or call 210-486-0961.
SAC broke ground on the Scobee Planetarium/Challenger (now named the
Scobee Education Center) in May of 2012. During this 2+ years of extensive
remodeling and new construction, the existing building, which included the
Planetarium and Observatory, underwent major renovation. New construction added
the Challenger Learning Center which has increased the building size to a total
of 22,000 square feet.
The Scobee Planetarium, named for Francis “Dick” Scobee, flight
commander of the ill-fated Challenger mission, has been a San Antonio College
staple for more than 50 years. It has ushered in millions of visitors over the
years, and will continue to serve the community with invigorating shows and
With the addition of the Challenger component, the Scobee Education
Center will become the hub of all space and science education for not only the
city of San Antonio, but for the South Texas region. The Challenger component
will provide the community, school-aged children and educators a unique
resource for hands-on learning about space, science and more. The Center will
also provide professional development opportunities and rental space for