Friday Night Planetarium Presentations for August 9, 2019 The planetarium will be closed on August 16 & 23, 2019. The Telescope will not be open after the last show on Aug. 9th due to staffing constraints.
Friday at 6:30pm – “ACCIDENTAL ASTRONAUTS” – This is our family show. All ages may attend. Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Bounce along with them on the surface of the Moon. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. And gain a new appreciation of our home planet. "The Accidental Astronauts" is a space adventure for all ages. 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 – “SATURN- JEWEL OF THE HEAVENS” – Children must be 6 and above to attend. Relive the Cassini mission as we embark on a spectacular voyage to one of the most beautiful worlds of the solar system – Saturn! Once a planet of great mystery, we know more than ever about Saturn thanks to our robotic space pioneers. From the planet’s bizarre moons and their mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose Saturn’s enigmatic rings, this program is the next best thing to an actual journey to the sun’s sixth planet. Show duration: 45 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 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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