The Scobee Education Center is typically open Monday through Thursday for school and community groups during regular business hours and open to the general public on Friday evenings when parking is the most abundant.
Friday Night Public Planetarium Presentations for February 2020
Friday at 6:30pm – “SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET” – This is our family show. All ages may attend. Embark on a celestial adventure as two children tour the solar system inside their “cardboard spaceship” with the help of their navigator - a talking astronomy book. Produced with state-of-the-art animation, astronauts of all ages will enjoy this imaginary journey to the sun and each of the planets. Plus, recently re-classified Pluto is included 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 winter 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 – “MARS: ONE THOUSAND AND ONE” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. An international crew of astronauts is about to embark on the first interplanetary journey in history, the first manned mission to the surface of Mars. Witness firsthand their brave attempts to put human footprints on Mars and return safely to Earth. Show Duration 52 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 1819 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 it is exceptionally cold, the observatory will not open. This status is determned prior to the 9:00pm show time.
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.
Please check the schedule.