Events at Scobee
THE SCOBEE EDUCATION CENTER & PLANETARIUM
June 2019 Friday Night Public Show Schedule
Public shows at the Scobee Education Center Planetarium are presented only on Friday evenings when parking for the general public is available on campus. NOTICE: SAC’s address is 1819 N. Main Ave. with free parking in Lot 16 and the five level parking garage in non-reserved spaces. Our building is located in the center of campus across from the Candler Gym and between the Nail Technical and Chemistry/Geology Buildings
Friday at 6:30pm – “LITTLE STAR THAT COULD” – This is our family show. All ages may attend. "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. Show duration: 40 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 6:00PM.
Friday at 7:30 PM – “THE SKY TONIGHT” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. This program takes the audience on a “live” 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 sky. The Sky Tonight is a "live" lecture. Show duration: 45-50 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 7:00pm.
Friday at 9:00 PM – DOUBLE FEATURE, “SECRETS OF THE SUN” AND “TALES OF THE MAYA SKIES”
“SECRETS OF THE SUN” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. An intimate look at the roles the Sun plays in the life of our Solar System. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun to the mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, we experience the power of the Sun and its impact of the planets and ultimately life on Earth. We trace the Sun’s life cycle, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.
"TALES OF THE MAYA SKIES" – Children must be 6 and above to attend. Come experience a digital full-dome production that immerses the audience into the Maya astronomy, art and culture through a custom music score and computer visuals. Come explore the beauty of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, the “seventh wonder of the modern world.” “Tales of the Maya Skies” inspires and educates through its description of the Maya’s accurate astronomical achievements and how astronomy connected them to the Universe. Show duration for double feature: 1 hour. Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm.
Ticket sales begin 30 minutes prior to show time at the Ticket Office. Capacity is exactly 101 seats. Come early. Shows start promptly and late admission is not permitted. Tickets and seating are "first come-first served." No reservations taken.
Parents, please do not ask us to waive the age restrictions for the 7:30pm and 9:00pm shows.
Children under 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.
For more information, visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium
Unless this document is signed, it doesn’t count for those needing “extra credit.”
The Scobee Education Center will not be open on the following dates: March 4, March 11-15, April 19, April 26, July 4-5, Sept. 2, Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 19, 2019 -Jan 2, 2020.
Scobee Planetarium Summer Matinee Schedule Begins June 12, 2019
Wednesdays between June 12th and August 7th the doors to the Scobee Education Center open to the public for summer matinee ticket sales at 12:30 with presentations beginning promptly at 1:00pm and ending by 2:00pm. On the Wednesdays of “Family Shows” there are no age restrictions and there will be two presentations at 1-1:40pm and 2-2:40pm
|6/12/19||Black Holes 40 min.|
|6/19/19||Accidental Astronauts 37 min. (Family Shows)|
|6/26/19||Wonders of the Universe 21 min. + Dynamic Earth 27 min.|
|7/3/19||Secret of the Cardboard Rocket 42 min. (Family Shows)|
|7/10/19||Ice Worlds 27 min. + Experience the Aurora 27 min.|
|7/17/19||Perfect Little Planet 37 min. (Family Shows)|
|7/24/19||From Earth to the Universe 34 min.|
|7/31/19||The Little Star that Could 36 min. (Family Shows)|
|8/7/19||Extreme Planets 40 min.|
Apollo Next Giant Leap Student (ANGLeS) Challenge (local competition)
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College
Watch for time and detail updates.
Independence Day Holiday Weekend
July 4th – 7th The Scobee Education Center and San Antonio College Closure
Scobee Summer Camp Programs
Micronauts: Go Tech! (K-2nd grades) June 10-14 Full
Astronauts un Training (K-2nd Grades) June 24-28 Full
Cosmic Kids: Giant Leap into STEM (3rd-5th Grades) 9am – 4pm July 8-12
Explorers Giant Leap (6th-8th Grades) 9am-4pm July 22-26
The Next Giant Leap: Community Day Event
July 20, 2019 9am – 2pm
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing the Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College will host a community day with hands-on engaging activities for young explorers and the new planetarium presentation CAPCOM Go!
Watch social media and Scobee web pages for registration information.
Scobee Girls STEM Summit (6th – 12th Grades) August 2, 2019
Free conference style event and luncheon. Limited to 100 girls
Information & Registration:
For more information or to make a field trip reservation, contact:
Monica Gutierrez, Administrative Services Specialist
Reservations Email: sac-ScobeeCtr@alamo.edu
Rick Varner, Center Director
For information regarding sponsorship of events, programs, or exhibits, contact:
Natasha Sobers, Coordinator of Program Development
For more information about the Scobee Planetarium, contact:
Michelle Risse, Planétarium Coordinator
For more information about Challenger Learning Center missions and education programs, contact:
Jennifer Becerra, Lead Flight Director/Academic Program Coordinator
Celina Terrones, Academic Program Specialist
Campus mailing address (not physical location)
San Antonio College campus
1819 N. Main Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
Physically located approximately 1 block east of the intersection of San Pedro Ave. and West Park Street. Enter campus east on W. Park Ave. Free parking in non-reserved spaces is available in Lot 21 and Lot 29. Look for the large blue Charlie Cheever Jr Star Tower across Lot 21 to your left.