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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 Space.  Wednesday April 15th.

  • 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 closed. 
  • 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. 

 

 

 
 

Scobee in the News

 Fox 29 has produced a nice segment on the Scobee Education Center for their Focus on South Texas program.  You may view the digital version of this program at the following web site or by visiting the Fox 29 web site and locating the Focus on South Texas pages.  

http://www.foxsanantonio.com/community/features/focus-on-south-texas/stories/new-scobee-planetarium-211.shtml#.VK1X37yD6QY

 

 

For more information, visit our Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium

 

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Contact Information

General Information:  210-486-0100

Gina Gutierrez, Secretary/Reservations
Phone: 210-486-0103
Email:   gmedrano1@alamo.edu 


 

Rick Varner, Center Director
Phone:  210-486-0402
Email: rvarner4@alamo.edu 


Bob Kelley, Planetarium Coordinator
Phone: 210-486-0101
Email:  bkelley@alamo.edu 


Jennifer Becerra,
Lead Flight Director/Academic Program Coordinator
Phone:  210-486-0955
Email:  jbecerra6@alamo.edu 

 


Location:
1300 San Pedro Ave. 
San Antonio, Tx 78212