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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 August.


The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for 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 on only two more Fridays this summer on 7/31 and 8/7.  The planetarium is currently open to the public Mon - Thurs for a single 2:00pm matinee. The center is not open on weekends, except for special events.  The Planetarium will close for the two weeks following the August 7th program.

 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" 

Our 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 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, 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. 

July 27-30  Ice Worlds and Seven Wonders (Double Feature)
Aug 3-6      Violent Universe  (Last week of summer matinees!)
Matinees end August 6th.  The center is closed for private events the weeks of August 9th and August 16.


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Contact Information

General Information:  210-486-0100

Gina Gutierrez, Secretary/Reservations
Phone: 210-486-0103


Rick Varner, Center Director
Phone:  210-486-0402

Bob Kelley, Planetarium Coordinator
Phone: 210-486-0101

Jennifer Becerra,
Lead Flight Director/Academic Program Coordinator
Phone:  210-486-0955


1300 San Pedro Ave. 
San Antonio, Tx 78212


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