Scobee Education Center
Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College Hosts a Downlink Discussion with the International Space Station
In conjunction with Challenger Center’s
International Conference taking place in San Antonio, Challenger Center, the
Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College and Alamo Colleges will
host an “out of this world” event that will include a live downlink with NASA
Astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
In addition to the live conversation with Kelly and Lindgren, attendees will
hear from several very special guests in attendance, including NASA astronauts
Kent Rominger, Joe Acaba, and Mark Kelly, brother of Scott Kelly. Following the
downlink, Graham Scott, Chief Scientist for the
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), will discuss
the unique Twins Study, a
coordinated effort of ten separate investigations conducted with identical twin
astronauts Scott and Mark."
The event will take place on Thursday, August 13
between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at the San Antonio College McAllister
Auditorium. The entire program is open to the public. Seating is available on a
first come, first serve basis. Please note that final event schedule and
specific time of the downlink will be confirmed and released the first week of
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.
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