Scobee Education Center
The Scobee Education Center will be closed with the Alamo Colleges for the Independence Day Weekend on July 2nd & July 3rd. There will not be a matinee or Friday evening programs on either of these two dates.
The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for June-July 2015.
The Scobee Education Center is located on the campus of San Antonio College with a new postal address at 1819 N. Main 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. Look for the "silver" observatory dome atop the blue Charlie Cheever Star Tower.
The Scobee Education Center Planetarium will be open for public programming this summer on the following Fridays 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/1. The planetarium is open to the public Mon - Thurs for a single 2:00pm matinee. The center is not open on weekends, except for special events. Check the matinee schedule below for the weeks our day camps are programmed as there are no matinees during these periods.
6:30 PM "Attack of the Space Pirates" –
Hidden somewhere in the vast reaches of space is an alien technology so
powerful that it threatens the very galaxy itself. A gang of rogue pirates will
stop at nothing to find that technology and unleash its awesome power against
the rest of the universe. Now, only one valiant ship stands between the pirates
and their total domination of space. It’s a race against time for the Starship
Intrepid as it seeks to find the alien technology first while defending itself
against the attack of the space pirates! Children must be 4 and above to attend. Tickets will go on sale at 6:00pm.
7:30 PM - “THE SKY TONIGHT” -
This program takes the audience on a “live” tour of the wonders of the
San Antonio May 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 - "Black Holes"
most complex show! Take a journey through one of the most mystifying,
awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. Where do they come
from? Where do they go? How do we find them? Is there a black hole in Earth's future?
Using the latest in full-dome, animation visualization technology, explore with
us the science and mystery of "Black Holes!" This program is narrated by actor John de
Lancie, a.k.a. “Q” of Star Trek. “Black Holes”
- not even your curiosity can escape! Children must be 6 and above to
attend. Tickets go on sale at
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.
Scobee Planetarium Summer Matinee Schedule
Presentations begin at 2:00pm, tickets go on sale at 1:30pm. Minimum age is 4 years of age for all programs, but it is recommended that children be 6 years or older for the Black Holes and Violent Universe presentations.
June 29-July 1 Black Holes Closed on July 2 & 3 for the Independence Day Holidays
July 6-9 Little Star That Could
July 13-16 Tales of the Maya Skies (Spanish version on Thur 16th)
July 20-23 No Matinees during the New Horizons Day Camp
July 27-30 Ice Worlds and Seven Wonders (Double Feature)
Aug 3-6 Violent Universe
Matinees end August 6th. The center is closed for private events the weeks of August 9th and August 16.
Middle School STEM Academy for Teachers
Seminar Dates: July 15-16, 2015
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Registration Fee: $70.00 (includes lunch)
Includes: Optional: Friday, July 17th NASA Lunar & Meteorite Sample Certification Workshop - FREE 8:30 – 4:00pm
Seats in the Elementary STEM Academy may be purchased at: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1021
If a school district wishes to secure multiple seats for their teachers, please, contact Gina Gutierrez at 210-486-0103 for these arrangements.
Seats are purchased on the Alamo Colleges Marketplace Mall website:
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 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 July 8th, 2015.
For additional information and questions please contact Jennifer Becerra at 486-0955 or email jbecerra6 at alamo.edu.
Seats in the Middle School STEM Academy may be purchased at:
To purchase seats with a school purchase order, contact Gina Gutierrez at Gina Gutierrez <email@example.com> or by calling 210-486-0103.
SUMMER CAMPS at Scobee are fully registered!
Thank you to our community for your continued interest in STEM Education and supporting our children's efforts to excel in these fields. Both the elementary and middle grades camps have filled for our first summer. Look to this web site and our FaceBook page for future opportunities and special events that may present themselves this summer.
For more information, visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium