Friday Night Planetarium Presentations for June 2019
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, “Losing the Dark” and “Two Pieces of Glass”
“Losing the Dark” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy, it disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The yellow glows over cities and towns – seen so clearly from space – are testament to the billions spent in wasted energy lighting up the sky.
" Two Pieces of Glass” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. Galileo's telescopic observations began a revolution, transforming our views of the cosmos and our place within. It is a revolution which, four hundred years later, continues. Today you can attend star parties where amateur astronomers set up their telescopes for public viewing. Views through such telescopes would have amazed Galileo. Two Small Pieces of Glass puts you in the middle of a modern star party. Discover the wonders that even a small amateur telescope can reveal and learn about the scientists that made such views possible. Show duration for double feature: 1 hour. 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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