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Scobee Education Center

 

The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for May 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 during May on the following Fridays; 5/22, and 5/29.  Until our special summer schedule begins, the planetarium is not open to the public Mon - Thurs or on weekends, except for special events.  

 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. 

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.

 Home School Earth Odyssey Mission

The Scobee Education Center will be flying two Earth Odyssey missions for Home School Instruction students and their teachers on Friday, May 29th.   The midday mission is filling up, but mission seats are still available.

  • Mission 1 will launch at 9:00am and be completed by 11:00am.
  • Mission 2 launching promptly at 12:00pm and landing at 2:00pm.
  • Mission 1 Crew members should arrive by 8:30am and Mission 2 crew members should arrive prior 11:00am.
  • Immediately following the Mission 1 debriefing, both mission crews will attend a Sky Tonight Scobee Planetarium program.  The start time for the planetarium program is 11:10.  Mission 2 will begin following this presentation. 
  • Home school students must be in equivalent grades 5-9 and accompanied by a parent/home school instructor.
  • Only 32 home school students and their teachers/parents can join our crew and launch team for each mission.  Spaces are limited. 
  • Parent/teachers and their students must fly the same missions and must be assign to the same crew in mission control or the space station.
  • A single home school parent/teacher may chaperone up to three students, space permitting in each mission.
  • Tickets are $30 per student and $20 per adult
Tickets may be purchased at the Alamo Colleges Marketplace online store at the following web address:

 

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=30&CATID=105 

Teacher STEM Academies Now online

Elementary School STEM Academy at the Scobee Education Center 


Seminar Dates: June 15-18, 2015  
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Registration Fee: $180.00 (includes lunch) 
Includes: Optional: Friday, June 19th NASA Lunar & Meteorite Sample Certification Workshop - FREE 8:30 – 4:00pm 
Seats are purchased on the Alamo Colleges Marketplace Mall website:
https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=30&CATID=108

This summer make your reservations for a real-life space adventure as we immerse teachers in lessons and activities to enhance their current curriculum in the Earth and Space Science TEKS. Teachers who participate will receive up to 24 hours of continuing professional development hours (CPE). The Teacher Professional Development workshops at the Scobee Education Center are designed to increase content knowledge in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject areas and help teachers align lessons into their current science curriculum. Spend a part of your summer with us learning out of this world science. 

The Elementary STEM Academy will investigate the following science concepts as we discuss ideas to integrate technology into your curriculum. 

Moon Phases - TEKS:4.8C
Objects in the solar system - TEKS: 3.8D 
Relationships of the Sun, Earth and Moon - TEKS: 5.8 C, 5.8D
Earth Process & Rock Cycle - TEKS: 3.7B, 5.7A, 5.7B, 5.8A
The Water Cycle - TEKS: 4.8B, 5.8B,
Force, Motion and Energy - TEKS: 3.6D, 3.6B 
Science Literacy - (connect favorite children’s literature to science in the classroom) 
All Science Process Skills including the following - TEKS: 5.1A, 5.2G, 5.3A, 5.3D, 5.4A 

Additional Information: Upon completion of the NASA Lunar & Meteorite Certification Workshop certified educators will be permitted to borrow NASA ‘s 6” Lucite Apollo lunar and Antarctic meteorite sample disks for use in the classroom or at educational events. Educators taking part in the STEM Academies at the Scobee Education Center will be permitted to register for these workshops first. Only 25 seats are available. 

REFUNDS: Last day for full refunds will be June 8th, 2015.  

For additional information and questions please contact Jennifer Becerra at 486-0955 or email jbecerra6 at alamo.edu. 

Seats in the Elementary STEM Academy may be purchased at:  

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1021

To purchase seats with a school purchase order, contact Gina Gutierrez at Gina Gutierrez <gmedrano1@alamo.edu> or by calling 210-486-0103.

 

 

Middle School STEM Academy


Seminar Dates: July 13-16, 2015  
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Registration Fee: $180.00 (includes lunch) 
Includes: Optional: Friday, July 17th NASA Lunar & Meteorite Sample Certification Workshop - FREE 8:30 – 4:00pm 
Seats in the Elementary STEM Academy may be purchased at:  https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1021

 

If a school district wishes to secure multiple seats for their teachers, please, contact Gina Gutierrez at 210-486-0103 for  these arrangements.

Seats are purchased on the Alamo Colleges Marketplace Mall website:
https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=30&CATID=108

This summer make your reservations for a real-life space adventure as we immerse teachers in lessons and activities to enhance their current curriculum in the Earth and Space Science TEKS. Teachers who participate will receive up to 24 hours of continuing professional development hours (CPE). The Teacher Professional Development workshops at the Scobee Education Center are designed to increase content knowledge in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject areas and help teachers align lessons into their current science curriculum. Spend a part of your summer with us learning out of this world science. All teachers will get an opportunity to enjoy a planetarium show in our newly remodeled Scobee Planetarium. 

The Middle School Teacher STEM Academy will investigate the following science concepts as we discuss ideas to integrate technology into your curriculum. 

Objects in the Universe - TEKS: 8.8A, 8.8B, 8.8C, 8.8D, 6.11B 
Relationship of the Sun, Earth and Moon - TEKS: 8.7A, 8.7B, 8.7C 
Earth as a System - TEKS: 6.10B 6.11A, 6.10A, 8.9A, 8.9B, 8.9C, 8.10A 
Force, Motion, and Energy - TEKS: 8.6A, 8.6C, 6.8A, 6.8C 
Space and Robotics Exploration - TEKS: 6.11C 
Science Process Skills 

Additional Information: Upon completion of the NASA Lunar & Meteorite Certification Workshop certified educators will be permitted to borrow NASA ‘s 6” Lucite Apollo lunar and Antarctic meteorite sample disks for use in the classroom or at educational events. Educators taking part in the STEM Academies at the Scobee Education Center will be permitted to register for these workshops first. Only 25 seats are available. 


REFUNDS: Last day for full refunds will be June 8th, 2015.  


For additional information and questions please contact Jennifer Becerra at 486-0955 or email jbecerra6 at alamo.edu.

Seats in the Elementary STEM Academy may be purchased at:  

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1022

 

To purchase seats with a school purchase order, contact Gina Gutierrez at Gina Gutierrez <gmedrano1@alamo.edu> or by calling 210-486-0103.

  

 

 

SUMMER CAMPS at Scobee

SCOBEE EXPLORERS STEM CAMP 3rd - 5th Grade 



During this unique camp, students will be actively engaged in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities. Participants will not only experience what it would be like to live and work in space as Astronaut, they will also explore the solar system, galaxies, learn how the moon changes over time and investigate the marvels of the Earth. Student explorers will become engineers as they learn about force and motion by using simple machines like LEGO Robotics. On the last day of the camp each student will visit the planetarium and enjoy one of our programs in our newly remodeled Scobee Planetarium. Join us for an OUT OF THIS WORLD experience at our Explorers STEM Camp this summer at the new Scobee Education Center and Challenger Learning Center. 

Lunch: All students must bring their own sack lunch. One snack in the morning and after noon will be provided. Water will be provided throughout the day. 

Cost: 
(Option 1) $200 - 5 day Weeklong Camp June 22-26, 2015
(Option 2) $45 - Per day, select the dates to attend, from June 22-26 M-F
Camp Day: 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Initial Registration Information
Full registration, health and media forms will be emailed following payment. 

Payment Information: 
• Registration and payments will be accepted for both Explorers and New Horizons sessions on April 17, 2015.
• Cash is only accepted in person at the Scobee Education Center Offices.
• Credit cards only are accepted online.
• Full refunds are available until the first date of the registered camp day and are returned to the account holder.
• Registration and payments are not accepted by U.S. Mail. 

For additional questions or information please contact Jennifer Becerra at 210-486-0955 or email jbecerr6 at alamo.edu.

Initial registration and payment is available through the Alamo Marketplace Mall at the following address:
 

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1024

 
 

Scobee New Horizons STEM Camp 6th -8th Grades 



New Horizon STEM campers will be actively engaged in Out Of This World STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activates focused on the exploration of the Earth and the Solar System. Campers will explore the distant planet Pluto as NASA’s first mission to the distant plant arrives this summer. The New Horizon Spacecraft will approach Pluto on July 14, 2015. We will be exploring the first close up flyby of the dwarf planet, 4.67 billion miles from Earth. This will be humankinds first close up view of the cold unexplored world in our solar system. Campers will be engaged in learning about the Earth and how other planets in our solar system share similar features of the earth. Geologic features will be explored as students become engineers and design a rover using LEGO robotics to explore the terrain of Earth and Mars. 

Lunch: All students must bring their own sack lunch. One snack in the morning and afternoon will be provided. Water will be provided throughout the day. 

Cost: 
(Option 1) $225 - 5 day Weeklong Camp July 20-24, 2015
(Option 2) $50 - Per day, select the dates to attend, from July 20-242 M-F
Camp Day: 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Initial Registration Information
Full registration, health and media forms will be emailed following payment. 

Payment Information: 
• Registration and payments will be accepted for both Explorers and New Horizons sessions on April 17, 2015.
• Cash is only accepted in person at the Scobee Education Center Offices.
• Credit cards only are accepted online.
• Full refunds are available until the first date of the registered camp day and are returned to the account holder.
• Registration and payments are not accepted by U.S. Mail. 

For additional questions or information please contact Jennifer Becerra at 210-486-0955 or email jbecerr6 at alamo.edu.
Initial registration and payment is available through the Alamo Marketplace Mall at the following address:

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20015_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1026

 

 

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

 

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