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Scobee Education Center

 

The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for February 2015.

The Scobee Education Center is located on the campus of San Antonio College at 1300 San Pedro Ave.  Our building is approximately 1 block east of the intersection of San Pedro Ave. and West Park Street.  Our phone number is 210-486-0100.

The Scobee Education Center Planetarium will be open for public programming on Friday,  February 27.  A new series of programs will be posted for March.  The week of March 9th the Alamo Colleges and San Antonio College will be closed for Spring Break.  Friday, March 13, 2015 The Scobee Planetarium will also be closed, reopening for school programs and its regular Friday evening the week of March 16th.

 6:00 PM "THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD" – Our children’s show, this is the story of “Little Star,” an average yellow star in search for planets of his own. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his own planets and each planet is introduced, along with basic information about the Solar System. Children must be 4 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 5:30pm. 

7:30 PM - “THE SKY TONIGHT” - This program takes the audience on a “live” tour of the wonders of the San Antonio winter sky. The show highlights the Moon, the evening and morning planets, plus we’ll identify several of the brightest stars and constellations visible in the current night sky. The Sky Tonight is a "live" lecture and is back by popular request. Children must be 6 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 7:00pm.  

 9:00 PM – SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE - “ICE WORLDS” and “EXPERIENCE THE AURORA” 

Part 1. “ICE WORLDS” - This presentation explores the delicate balance between ice, water and the existence of life, which has been a topic of exploration and discovery in science for generations. In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet, audiences examine the ecosystems that live and thrive there and see how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, we’ll see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets and moons in our solar system. 

Part 2. “EXPERIENCE THE AUROA” Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, photographers using special digital cameras and all-sky lenses imaged the breathtaking beauty of the Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights.” For the first time the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky. This immersive presentation shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of our quest to find and photograph one of nature’s most magnificent displays. Children must be 6 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm.  

When the planetarium programs are presented  Ticket Prices - Cash or Check Only.  Ticket sales begin 30 minutes prior to show time at the Ticket Office.  No Credit Cards are accepted at this time.  Capacity is exactly 100 seats.  Come early, as programs sell out to capacity audiences regularly.  Shows start promptly and late admission is not permitted.  Tickets and seating are "first come-first served."  No reservations taken

 

Children age 4 through 17 - $4.00 per show

Adults age 18 and above - $5.00 per show
Seniors 65 and above - $4.00 per show
Military with ID - $4.00 per show
Students, faculty, & staff of Alamo Colleges $2.00 per show with current ID card.


Teacher Pre-Mission Professional Development Workshop

Saturday, March 28, 2015 teachers whose classes are participating in Challenger Learning Center missions for the months of March through June will be participating in the pre-mission workshop for mission content and classroom activities.  Teachers who have not already done so, should contact Jennifer Becerra at jbecerra6@alamo.edu to register for this program.

 

Scobee in the News

 Fox 29 has produced a nice segment on the Scobee Education Center for their Focus on South Texas program.  You may view the digital version of this program at the following web site or by visiting the Fox 29 web site and locating the Focus on South Texas pages.  

http://www.foxsanantonio.com/community/features/focus-on-south-texas/stories/new-scobee-planetarium-211.shtml#.VK1X37yD6QY

 

 

For more information, visit our Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium

 

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Contact Information

General Information:  210-486-0100

Gina Gutierrez, Secretary/Reservations
Phone: 210-486-0103
Email:   gmedrano1@alamo.edu 


 

Rick Varner, Center Director
Phone:  210-486-0402
Email: rvarner4@alamo.edu 


Bob Kelley, Planetarium Coordinator
Phone: 210-486-0101
Email:  bkelley@alamo.edu 


Jennifer Becerra,
Lead Flight Director/Academic Program Coordinator
Phone:  210-486-0955
Email:  jbecerra6@alamo.edu 

 


Location:
1300 San Pedro Ave. 
San Antonio, Tx 78212