Events at Scobee

THE SCOBEE EDUCATION CENTER & PLANETARIUM

January 17, 24, 31, 2020 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

During the 2019-20 academic year, the planetarium will be closed on, January 10, March 13, April 10 & 24, July 3rd, August 21 & 28th .

Friday at 6:30pm – “ACCIDENTAL ASTRONAUTS” – This is our family show. All ages may attend. Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space!  Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Bounce along with them on the surface of the Moon. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. 

Show duration: 35 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, “EXPERIENCE THE AURORA” AND “ICE WORLDS”

“EXPERIENCE THE AURORA” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, photographers using special digital cameras and all-sky lenses imaged the breathtaking beauty of the Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights.” For the first time the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky. This immersive presentation shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of our quest to find and photograph one of nature’s most magnificent displays.

“ICE WORLDS” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. This presentation allows audiences to appreciate the delicate balance between ice, water and the existence of life, which has been a topic of exploration and discovery in science for generations. In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet, audiences will examine the ecosystems that live and thrive there and see how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, we’ll see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets and moons in our solar system. This program is narrated by two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Actress, Emily Watson.

Show duration for double feature: 51 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm.   

 

Ticket Prices

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

Teachers with Official School 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

 

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Note:
During the 2019-20 academic year, the planetarium will be closed on November 28-29, December 19 through January 3rd, January 10 & 17, March 9-13, April 10 & 24, July 3rd, August 21 & 28th .