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Scobee Education Center


The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for August & September 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.
Link to Google map of Scobee Education Center

The Scobee Education Center Planetarium will be open for public programming on Fridays for the following dates: August 28, September 4, 11, 18, and 25  The center is not open on weekends, except for special events. 

6:30 PM "Little Star That Could" –  "The Little Star That Could" is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm.  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 planets.  Each planet is introduced to the audience along with basic information about our Solar System.  “Little Star” features exquisite digital animation and should prove a success with our youngest audiences. *Family Show.  All Ages Admitted – 6:30pm show ONLY.  Tickets go on sale at 6:00PM.   *The Scobee Education Center will be piloting the no age restriction policy for the 6:30pm program through September.  Children under 4 may sit on a parent's lap and not be charged the $4 ticket.  If the child under 4 sits in a seat, the $4 ticket charge applies.  The success of this effort is dependent upon parents' ability to assess their children's ability to tolerate the darkness and loud sounds of the planetarium environment and compliance with the under 4 lap policy.   

7:30 PM - “THE SKY TONIGHT” This program takes the audience on a “live” tour of the wonders of the San Antonio late summer/early autumn 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.  

9:00PM - "Extreme Planets" - Ever since the first humans looked towards the stars, we have wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Today, we are one step closer to knowing the answer. With the discovery of the first planet orbiting another star in 1995, we now know that planets are not unique to our own Solar System. Over 800 planets have been discovered orbiting stars beyond the Sun. In fact, these "extra-solar" planets appear to be quite common. In “Extreme Planets,” we'll explore what makes a planet "Earth-like" and take a tour of several worlds that just might fit the conditions astronomers are looking for. Embark upon a celestial quest as we explore water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns. Children must be 6 and above to attend.  Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm.  

Parents, please do not ask us to waive the age restriction for the 7:30pm and 9:00pm shows.


 Planetarium programs tickets - 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. 

STEM-Mania at Scobee!

  On Saturday, September 19th from 9am - 12pm in the Scobee Planetarium, Ewing Halsell hall and Mays North Lobby of the first floor the San Antonio College's Office of Partnerships & Extended Services and Scobee Education Center are hosting children's author and scientist Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, a scholastic book fair and activities for elementary and middle school students.  This event is free and open to the public.

International Observe the Moon Night Sept 19th

The evening of Saturday, September 19th is International Observe the Moon Night.  Since observing the moon does not require rural dark skies, the Scobee Education Center invites the public and amateur astronomers to set up on the terraces and walkways surrounding our center to take part in this event.  Our staff will be working with area clubs and the astronomy department at SAC to make the Powell Star Deck and William & Salome Scanlan Foundation Observatory Gallery available at no charge for this evening.  Watch this space and the Scobee Education Center Facebook page for updates.


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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

1819 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, Tx 78212

Approximately 1 block east of the intersection of San Pedro Ave. and West Park Street.