Scobee Education Center
The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for April 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 during April on the following Fridays, 4/10. 4/17 & 4/24. The planetarium is not open to the public Mon - Thurs or on weekends, except for special events. The Scobee Education Center and Alamo Colleges are closed on Friday, April 3rd. The first program of the evening will now begin at 6:30 to better accommodate families traveling to San Antonio College at the end of the work or school day.
6:30 PM "SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET" – Our children’s show, join a brother and sister as they take a magic rocket ride to all of the planets of the solar system.. Children must be 4 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 5:30pm. The 6:00pm program will move to a new start time of 6:30pm April 10th. Tickets will go on sale at 6:00pm.
7:30 PM - “THE SKY TONIGHT” - This program takes the audience on a “live” celestial tour of the wonders of the San Antonio 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 – “EXTREME PLANETS” Embark on an expedition to newly-found exotic landscapes and discusses how these extra-solar planets were discovered and if they could be home to life forms. Children 6 and above may attend. Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm. After the 9:00pm program, when staffing and the weather permits, it is our intent to make the Scobee Observatory available at no additional fee for viewing planets and the brightest objects in our area skies. Area astronomers who wish to volunteer in support of these programs should contact Bob Kelley to make arrangements. email: bkelley at alamo.edu
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.
Fiesta de la Tierra
The Scobee Education Center
will be celebrating FIESTA with a mission to
Observe the Earth and it’s beauty from space.
Come experience the Magic of Fiesta from
- The Fiesta Mission
will launch with Mexican botanas served in the “fiesta” Briefing Room at 6:30pm. The fiesta will begin promptly and Mission
doors will close at 7:00pm. Only
non-alcoholic drinks will be served.
- No participants will be admitted late to the
Challenger Learning Center labs once the Fiesta
mission has launched. No refunds will be provided after the mission doors have
- After all crews have had a successful landing, each
crew member will be awarded the firstannualScobee Education Center Fiesta Medal for Fiesta 2015.
In keeping with the Fiesta Flambeau Parade theme of “Then and Now” this
medal is THE first for our center
and reflects another historic first in space flight. The 15th is an open date on the Fiesta calendar of events, so it is a perfect time to Fiesta at Scobee.
- The entire Fiesta Mission
experience should be completed before 9:00pm.
- Only 34 crew members can join our festivities for this
mission. Spaces are limited.
- Children must be reading at a 6th grade
level of higher and accompanied by a parent.
- Tickets are $35 per person. Look to this web page and our FaceBook page for the Alamo College Marketplace url where you may purchase tickets online.
For more information, visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium