Events at Scobee

Important Update: Sep. 27 Scobee Planetarium shows cancelled

Due to maintenance repairs to the air conditioning Systems at San Antonio College, the Scobee Planetarium shows for Friday, September 27th have been cancelled.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to serving your celestial needs Friday, October 4th and during SAC-Tacular on Saturday, October 5th.

 

THE SCOBEE EDUCATION CENTER & PLANETARIUM
October 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

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

Friday at 6:30pm – “ATTACK OF THE SPACE PIRATES” This is our family show. All ages may attend. Prepare for some galactic fun as the crew of the spaceship ‘Intrepid’ race to recover a lost technology, a device that will revolutionize our travels through the Milky Way.  Battle cosmic “bad guys” and visit alien worlds, exploding stars, and a black hole as we attempt to evade the space pirate. Show duration: 40 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 6:00PM.  **Parents:  This show contains loud action sequences and may not be comfortable for all young children.

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 – “BLACK HOLES” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. Take a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. Where do they come from?  Where do they go?  How do we find them?  Is there a black hole in Earth's future? Explore the science and mystery of "Black Holes!"  This program is narrated by actor John de Lancie, a.k.a. “Q” of Star Trek.  Show duration: 45 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm.   

Saturday, November 9, 2019  9:00am – 2:00pm

Scobee Challenger Learning Center’s Journey to Mars and CORE4STEM

Join the Scobee Community as we Celebrate NASA’s return to the moon through the Artemis Mission as it prepares to explore Mars.

Hands-on activities for children will introduce our youngest explorers to the engineering design process and engage them in simple STEAM activities to peek their interests in the exploration of space. 

Following the completion children’s activities and a parent/guardian survey, a limited number of tickets will be made available to the planetarium presentation Mars 1001 at 10, 11 and 12.  These showings are limited to 100 seats.

In addition to the Scobee activities, San Antonio College is one of the targeted sites for the CORE4STEM Family Day with other activities taking place on campus.  When our guests finish their explorations at Scobee, there is much more to do at SAC on this day.  Watch the SAC and Scobee Facebook pages and web sites for more information as the event approaches.

 

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

 

Unless this document is signed, it doesn’t count for those needing “extra credit.”

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 13, April 10 & 24, July 3rd, August 21 & 28th .

Scobee Education Center Planetarium theater will be closed during the San Antonio College intersession to reopen to the public with the next month’s programming on Friday, August 30, 2019.