Events at Scobee
THE SCOBEE EDUCATION CENTER & PLANETARIUM Friday Night Public Show Programs cancelled until further notice.
The Scobee Education Center will not be providing programs at this time; however, we will maintain our web sites, Facebook and other social media connections for fluid updates as we work from virtual office spaces.
The Alamo Colleges District is conducting classes remotely due to the coronavirus situation. This includes the main campus of San Antonio College and its satellite locations and offices. For registration and other information, visit the SAC website at https://www.alamo.edu/home/ .
For updates on our operations, please go to alamo.edu/coronavirus or email email@example.com. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to safeguard the health of our students and employees.
For more information, visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/sacscobee
Mark your calendars for the following dates:
- Astronomy on Tap - June 30, 2021 at 7:00pm - LIVE on Facebook and Youtube
Join Scobee Education Center and Astronomy on Tap on June 30, 2021 at 7:00pm, LIVE on Facebook and Youtube. We will be having special guest speakers: Dr. Keith Hawkins & Dr. Addie Dove
- Dr. Keith Hawkins
Title : The Origin of the Milky Way and it’s Elements
Bio :Dr. Hawkins, and Ohio native and a twin, holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge UK. He is primarily interested in 'Galactic Archaeology' ,which is aimed at exploring the Milky Way Galaxy (its formation, evolution and structure), and uses stellar spectroscopy as his main astrophysical tool. Dr. Hawkins is currently an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a co-investigator of the newly created Wootten Center for Astrophysical Plasma Properties (CAPP) at UT Austin. Outside of Astronomy, he you can find him cycling around Austin or traveling the world (in the pre-covid days).
Dr. Addie Dove: Titl/Abstract:Flying Laboratories: Exploring Dusty Planetary Surfaces from the Ground, the Sky, and Space!
Every day we go about our lives in Earth’s gravity, but places like the Moon, Mars, asteroids have much lower gravity. They’re also covered in rocks and dust. To understand these environments, we find ways to do experiments on the ground, in airplanes, on suborbital spacecraft, and in space.
Bio: Dr. Addie Dove is a planetary scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida. She received her BS in Physics from the University of Missouri and PhD in Astrophysical and Planetary Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Her main research interests are in dust charging and dynamics on planetary surfaces and plasma interactions with planetary and spacecraft surfaces; understanding these phenomena is key to successful planetary exploration and will be increasingly important as we continue to explore the Moon and asteroids. She explores these processes through experiments in the lab and on research flights (with parabolic aircraft, suborbital vehicles, the International Space Station, and CubeSats). Outside of the lab, she is a cohost on the fun astronomy podcast, Walkabout the Galaxy
- Dr. Keith Hawkins
Month of June- FREE Virtual Planetarium Showing:
The Scobee Planetarium is releasing a special showing of "Supervolcanoes" for FREE! This movie is ideal for 5th grade and above.
The scene was 74,000 years ago, on the island of Sumatra. A volcanic eruption triggered the sudden and violent collapse of a vast regional plateau. Toba, as the volcano is known today, was the largest volcanic eruption in the last 25 million years. But Earth has seen far larger. 250 million years ago, an eruption in what's now Siberia lasted a million years and was probably responsible for the greatest episode of mass extinction in Earth's history. The award-winning Supervolcanoes looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The program moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time? Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Duration: 24 minutes
**Disclaimer: This is NOT a live event. The shows are available throughout the day. Please ignore the time provided**
- Weekly Sky Tonight - Let's Fly into Space together!!! Join us on YOUTUBE as Scobee's very own Astronomer tells us exciting and interesting space facts our own night skies and beyond!
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.