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 on Friday, February 13, 2015. Our first offering of a Valentine's Day mission sold out quickly in the first two days it was posted on the Alamo Colleges Marketplace. The great response has promoted many ideas for future thematic missions. Check the Scobee Education Center Facebook page for updates and your chance to take part in suggesting the themes of the future missions. https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium
The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for 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.
The Scobee Education Center Planetarium will be open for public programming on the following Fridays in February: 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.
Out in Space Down to Earth Conference
Members of the Scobee Education Center Staff will be supporting the Out in Space Down to Earth Conference at Our Lady of the Lake University. The address is 411 SW 24th St in San Antonio with events running from 7:30 registration time to the final presentation at 4:20. Registration is $20/person and lunch is included.R\
Online Registration information may be found at: http://www.project-acorn.net/events/8/out-in-space-conference/
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