Friday Night Planetarium Presentations for July 2019
Friday at 6:30pm – “SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET” – This is our family show. All ages may attend. Prepare for blast-off! “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket” is a children's show. Embark on a celestial adventure as two children spend a night touring the solar system inside their “cardboard spaceship” guided by their navigator – a talking astronomy book. Produced with state-of-the-art animation, astronauts young and old will enjoy this imaginary journey to the sun and each of the planets. Even recently reclassified Pluto is not forgotten in our journey. 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 – July Only Special Feature - CAPCOM Go! with shorts “Moonwalk One” and “Journey to Mars”
“CAPCOM Go!” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. On July 20th 1969, 600 million people around the world gathered to witness a historic moment of human achievement broadcast live from the Moon. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” Neil Armstrong.
The world celebrated as the astronauts took their first steps on the Moon, but few people were aware of just how huge an effort it had taken to get them there. These Apollo 11 astronauts were just 2 of nearly 400,000 people who had worked over ten years towards this goal. (26 min)
“Moonwalk One” – Theo Kamecke's iconic Moonwalk One documentary details the coverage of the Apollo 11 launch and lunar landing. This planetarium version captures the entire journey from the perspective of the astronauts, mission control and the public, highlighting the lunar landing's cultural and historical significance. (11 min)
“Journey to Mars” – Prepare for STEM- NASA is pushing the boundaries of technology, innovation and related career opportunities for the future. NASA's fleet of Mars robotic explorers are paving the way for human exploration of the Solar System in the coming decades. NASA is preparing for a monumental journey of a lifetime – to Mars! 10 minutes. Show duration: 47 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 8:30PM.
As a result of the SAC Campus Revitalization Project, parking is available in unreserved spaces in Lots 16, 23 and the five-level parking garage off of N. Main Ave. You will need to walk through campus to the west past the Moody Learning Center and Chance Academic Centers. Our center is nestled in the center of campus across from the Candler Gyms and Kinesthetics Center and between the Nail Technical and Chemistry & Geology buildings. Look for the distinctive blue Cheever Star Tower at the corner of our building.
The Scobee astronomers will open the Scalan Observatory following the 9:00pm planetarium presentation. This is a free service that is dependent upon staffing, visibility, and the elements. If the skies are cloudy or their is a high probability of precipitation, the observatory will not open.
Monday through Thursday, the Challenger Learning Center and Scobee Planetarium provide programming by reservation only for community and school groups of 25 to 101. Reservations: sac-ScobeeCtr@alamo.edu or 210-486-0100.
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Scobee Education Center
Located at San Antonio College
1819 N. Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212
Accurate campus Google Map url: https://tinyurl.com/scobeeeducationcenter
The address for the Scobee Education Center is also the main address for San Antonio College. Our center is nestled in the center of the SAC Campus across from the Candler Gyms and Kinesthic Center and between the Nail Techical Bldg. and Chemistry & Geology Bldgs. Look for the blue "Charlie Cheever Star Tower"at the corner of our building.
From N. Main Ave., Lots 16 & 23 are on either side of the five-level parking garage. Both are free, open parking areas. Please, do not park in spaces that are marked as reserved for staff & faculty or you may be ticketed. From these parking areas, you will need to make a short two-block walk to the west to locate our center.
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Open for Planetarium Programs & Challenger Learning Center missions by reservation only on Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5p.m.
Open Friday evenings for public Planetarium programs.
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