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Scobee Education Center

 

The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for April 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 during April on Friday 4/17.  The planetarium is not open to the public Mon - Thurs or on weekends, except for special events.  The Scobee Education Center and Alamo Colleges are closed on Friday, April 24th for San Antonio's Fiesta Celebrations.   The first program of the evening will now begin at 6:30 to better accommodate families traveling to San Antonio College at the end of the work or school day.

 6:30 PM "SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET" – Our children’s show, join a brother and sister as they take a magic rocket ride to all of the planets of the solar system.. Children must be 4 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 5:30pm.  The 6:00pm program will move to a new start time of 6:30pm April 10th. Tickets will go on sale at 6:00pm.

7:30 PM - “THE SKY TONIGHT” - This program takes the audience on a “live” celestial tour of the wonders of the San Antonio 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 – “EXTREME PLANETS”  Embark on an expedition to newly-found exotic landscapes and discusses how these extra-solar planets were discovered and if they could be home to life forms.  Children 6 and above may attend.  Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm.  After the 9:00pm program, when staffing and the weather permits, it is our intent to make the Scobee Observatory available at no additional fee for viewing planets and the brightest objects in our area skies.  Area astronomers who wish to volunteer in support of these programs should contact Bob Kelley to make arrangements.   email:  bkelley at alamo.edu 

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, unless you book a birthday party with our center that includes a planetarium presentation

 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.


Fiesta de la Tierra   TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE  Go to http://www.alamo.edu/sac/FiestaMission/ for information and the link to buy your tickets.

The Scobee Education Center will be celebrating FIESTA with a mission to Observe the Earth and it’s beauty from space.  Come experience the Magic of Fiesta from Space.  Wednesday April 15th.

  • The Fiesta Mission will launch with Mexican botanas served in the “fiesta” Briefing Room at 6:30pm.     The fiesta will begin promptly and Mission doors will close at 7:00pm.  Only non-alcoholic drinks will be served. 
  • No participants will be admitted late to the Challenger Learning Center labs once the Fiesta mission has launched. No refunds will be provided after the mission doors have closed. 
  • After all crews have had a successful landing, each crew member will be awarded the firstannualScobee Education Center Fiesta Medal for Fiesta 2015.  In keeping with the Fiesta Flambeau Parade theme of “Then and Now” this medal is THE first for our center and reflects another historic first in space flight.  The 15th is an open date on the Fiesta calendar of events, so it is a perfect time to Fiesta at Scobee.
  • The entire Fiesta Mission experience should be completed before 9:00pm.   
  • Only 32 crew members can join our festivities for this mission.  Spaces are limited.   
  • This mission is for adults and families.    Children must be in the 5th grade or higher and accompanied by a parent. 
  • Tickets are $35 per person.  Look to this web page and our FaceBook page for the Alamo College Marketplace url where you may purchase tickets online. 
  • Tickets are to be purchased through the Alamo Colleges Marketplace online store located at:  https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=30

 

 Home School Earth Odyssey Mission

 

The Scobee Education Center will be flying two Earth Odyssey missions for Home School Instruction students and their teachers on Friday, May 29th.

  • Mission 1 will launch at 9:00am and be completed by 11:00am.
  • Mission 2 launching promptly at 12:00pm and landing at 2:00pm.
  • Mission 1 Crew members should arrive by 8:30am and Mission 2 crew members should arrive prior 11:00am.
  • Immediately following the Mission 1 debriefing, both mission crews will attend a Sky Tonight Scobee Planetarium program.  The start time for the planetarium program is 11:10.  Mission 2 will begin following this presentation. 
  • Home school students must be in equivalent grades 5-9 and accompanied by a parent/home school instructor.
  • Only 32 home school students and their teachers/parents can join our crew and launch team for each mission.  Spaces are limited. 
  • Parent/teachers and their students must fly the same missions and must be assign to the same crew in mission control or the space station.
  • A single home school parent/teacher may chaperone up to three students, space permitting in each mission.
  • Tickets are $30 per student and $20 per adult
Tickets may be purchased at the Alamo Colleges Marketplace online store at the following web address:

 

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=30&CATID=105

Presentation by the Former director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno 

 On Friday, May 15th Brother Guy Consolmagno will present "Adventures of a Vatican Astronomer" as the evening's 9:00pm public planetarium program.  Weather permitting, the observatory will be available for viewing following the presentation.

 

No scientist is a Spock-like android; a scientist's work is as intuitive, and just as full of human foibles, as a painting, a symphony, or a prayer. But most of us don't have the opportunity (or training) to reflect on the human dimensions of our work. Br. Guy Consolmagno does; he is both a Jesuit brother and a planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory, splitting his time between the meteorite collection in Rome (which he curates) and the Vatican telescope in Arizona. Thanks to his Vatican connections, his work has sent him around the world several times to dozens of countries and every continent (including a meteorite hunting expedition to Antarctica). In this talk he will share some of those adventures, and reflect on the larger meaning of our common experience as scientists... not only what we do, but why we do it.

 

Teacher STEM Academies Now online

Elementary School STEM Academy at the Scobee Education Center 

Seminar Dates: June 15-18, 2015  
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Registration Fee: $180.00 (includes lunch) 
Includes: Optional: Friday, June 19th NASA Lunar & Meteorite Sample Certification Workshop - FREE 8:30 – 4:00pm 
Seats are purchased on the Alamo Colleges Marketplace Mall website:
https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=30&CATID=108

This summer make your reservations for a real-life space adventure as we immerse teachers in lessons and activities to enhance their current curriculum in the Earth and Space Science TEKS. Teachers who participate will receive up to 24 hours of continuing professional development hours (CPE). The Teacher Professional Development workshops at the Scobee Education Center are designed to increase content knowledge in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject areas and help teachers align lessons into their current science curriculum. Spend a part of your summer with us learning out of this world science. 

The Elementary STEM Academy will investigate the following science concepts as we discuss ideas to integrate technology into your curriculum. 

Moon Phases - TEKS:4.8C
Objects in the solar system - TEKS: 3.8D 
Relationships of the Sun, Earth and Moon - TEKS: 5.8 C, 5.8D
Earth Process & Rock Cycle - TEKS: 3.7B, 5.7A, 5.7B, 5.8A
The Water Cycle - TEKS: 4.8B, 5.8B,
Force, Motion and Energy - TEKS: 3.6D, 3.6B 
Science Literacy - (connect favorite children’s literature to science in the classroom) 
All Science Process Skills including the following - TEKS: 5.1A, 5.2G, 5.3A, 5.3D, 5.4A 

Additional Information: Upon completion of the NASA Lunar & Meteorite Certification Workshop certified educators will be permitted to borrow NASA ‘s 6” Lucite Apollo lunar and Antarctic meteorite sample disks for use in the classroom or at educational events. Educators taking part in the STEM Academies at the Scobee Education Center will be permitted to register for these workshops first. Only 25 seats are available. 

REFUNDS: Last day for full refunds will be June 8th, 2015.  

For additional information and questions please contact Jennifer Becerra at 486-0955 or email jbecerra6@alamo.edu. 

 

Middle School STEM Academy 



Seminar Dates: July 13-16, 2015  
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Registration Fee: $180.00 (includes lunch) 
Includes: Optional: Friday, July 17th NASA Lunar & Meteorite Sample Certification Workshop - FREE 8:30 – 4:00pm 
Seats are purchased on the Alamo Colleges Marketplace Mall website:
https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=30&CATID=108

This summer make your reservations for a real-life space adventure as we immerse teachers in lessons and activities to enhance their current curriculum in the Earth and Space Science TEKS. Teachers who participate will receive up to 24 hours of continuing professional development hours (CPE). The Teacher Professional Development workshops at the Scobee Education Center are designed to increase content knowledge in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject areas and help teachers align lessons into their current science curriculum. Spend a part of your summer with us learning out of this world science. All teachers will get an opportunity to enjoy a planetarium show in our newly remodeled Scobee Planetarium. 

The Middle School Teacher STEM Academy will investigate the following science concepts as we discuss ideas to integrate technology into your curriculum. 

Objects in the Universe - TEKS: 8.8A, 8.8B, 8.8C, 8.8D, 6.11B 
Relationship of the Sun, Earth and Moon - TEKS: 8.7A, 8.7B, 8.7C 
Earth as a System - TEKS: 6.10B 6.11A, 6.10A, 8.9A, 8.9B, 8.9C, 8.10A 
Force, Motion, and Energy - TEKS: 8.6A, 8.6C, 6.8A, 6.8C 
Space and Robotics Exploration - TEKS: 6.11C 
Science Process Skills 

Additional Information: Upon completion of the NASA Lunar & Meteorite Certification Workshop certified educators will be permitted to borrow NASA ‘s 6” Lucite Apollo lunar and Antarctic meteorite sample disks for use in the classroom or at educational events. Educators taking part in the STEM Academies at the Scobee Education Center will be permitted to register for these workshops first. Only 25 seats are available. 


REFUNDS: Last day for full refunds will be June 8th, 2015.  


For additional information and questions please contact Jennifer Becerra at 486-0955 or email jbecerra6@alamo.edu.

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

 

Scobee Fiesta Medal

 

 

 

Scobee Fiesta Medal