Scobee Education Center
The Scobee Challenger Learning Center Valentine's Day Mission
The Challenger Learning Center at the Scobee Education Center will be presenting their first ever public mission in the mission control and space station simulator.
This is a mission for adults 21 and older as a Valentine's Day treat with wine and cheese hors d'oeuvres catered by Crumpets during the mission briefing and many "emergencies" to solve during the simulated space flight. ONLY 28 seats are available for 14 couples/pairs! Tickets are $60/couple/pair and will soon be available on the Alamo Colleges Marketplace to permit the use of credit cards for the purchase. This special mission will fly on Friday, February 13 starting promptly art 6:30 pm and re-entering San Antonio at approximately 9:00pm. Watch this page and the Scobee Facebook page for updates and the Marketplace website address.
The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for January and 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.
Are you interested in a workshop on maintaining your new telescope? This program is free and scheduled for Saturday, January 24th. It will be presented by the staff of the Scobee Planetarium and the members of the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA) from 3-9pm at the Scobee Education Center in the planetarium and main gallery. Bring your new telescope or ideas about the telescope you are considering to speak with experienced astronomers. Contact Bob Kelley at 210-486-0101 to reserve your place for this program. Space is very limited.
The Scobee Education Center Planetarium will be open for public programming on the following Fridays in January and February: January 23 and 30, February 13, 20 and 27. Please note that we will not be presenting programs on February 6th as the Scobee staff is participating the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) at the Johnson Space Center during that time.
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.
NASA MAVEN Workshop
Even though the Scobee Center will not be open on February 6th, there will be a NASA presentation on the MAVEN mission entitled "Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!" for elementary teachers and educators located at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way.
The Reception will be held on Feb 6th from 6 to 8pm.
The Workshop will be on Saturday, Feb. 7th from 9am to 5pm.
This is not a Scobee Education Center program, so visit the MAVEN web site below for more information and to register and pay program fees.
Registration fee: $40.00 (includes reception dinner, continental breakfast and lunch).
Register at this web site by February 2nd: http://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/red-planet/sanantonio/
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