Planetarium Programs for November 17, 2017
Public Scobee Planetarium programs are only available on Friday evenings rain or shine (or twinkle) with the doors opening at 6:00pm. Presentations are provided at 6:30, 7:30 and 9:00pm. There is no late entry to the programs once they begin.
The Scobee Planetarium Public programs for Fridays in November 2017: (Closed Nov. 24th)
6:30 The Little Star That Could - Family Presentation all ages 36 min
7:30 Autumn Sky Tonight Live - Children must be 6yrs or older 45 min
9:00 Double Feature: Secrets of the Sun & Secret Lives of Stars - Children must be 6yrs or older 50 min
Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each start time.
$2/Alamo Colleges Student or Employee w/Active ID
$4/Child 4-17yrs, Seniors 65 yrs+, Military w/ID
The Little Star that Could - This is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Grades: pre-K-3rd. 36 mins. Trailer (Available in Spanish)
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket - 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. Grades: pre-K-3rd. 40 mins. Trailer
Other available Planetarium shows for students and private screenings:
Scanlan Observatory & Telescope are open and free to the public following the Friday evening 9:00pm presentation (weather & staffing permitting). The decision to open the telescope takes place during the evening on Friday when the skies are not obviously cloudy.
If you are an educator and are interested in learning more about how you can reserve the planetarium for your class of 25 or larger Monday through Thursday, please call 210.486.0100 or email us. Parents, you can share this page with your child's teacher and we would be happy to help them make reservations for their class. There are no remaining private planetarium presentations remaining to be scheduled this summer.
Educators may download descriptions of the Scobee Planetarium programs descriptions and aligned TEKS at: https://challengerscobee.org/educators/
For general information about booking a private Planetarium screening, please visit our Contact Us page.
Dynamic Earth - Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate system, with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. Grades: 3rd and above. 25 mins. Trailer
Two Small Pieces of Glass - Relive the creation of the telescope as two students interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Grades: 3rd and above. 23 mins. Trailer
Experience the Aurora - Witness one of nature’s most magnificent displays – the Northern Lights. Grades: 4th and above. 26 mins. Trailer (Available in Spanish)
Ice Worlds - In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet, audiences will examine the ecosystems that live and thrive there and see how their survival is connected with our own. Grades: 4th and above. 25 mins. Trailer (Available in Spanish)
From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun to the mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, we experience the power of the Sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. Grades: 4th and above. 21 mins. Trailer
Secret Lives of Stars - We will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives with Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean Luc Picard in the Star Trek TV series), as our guide through Space. Grades 5th and above. 15 mins. Trailer (Available in Spanish)
Attack of the Space Pirates - Embark on a thrilling adventure that has something for everyone: alien planets, exploding stars, black holes, evil villains and a series of space battles that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Grades: 5th and above. 38 mins. Trailer
Black Holes - Narrated by actor John de Lancie (“Q” in the Star Trek TV series), this space adventure explores the history, physics, and mystery of black holes. Grades: 6th and above. 40 mins. Trailer
Check our News/Events for updates on special Planetarium presentations and Center events.
6:30pm -“The Little Star That Could” - This is our family show. All ages may attend.
Prepare for some galactic fun as the crew of the Intrepid race to recover technology that could change the universe before the cosmic "bad guys" can wreck havok on the the solar system. This is a loud program for particularly young or sound sensitive children.
Show duration: 40 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 6:00PM
7:30pm - “The Sky Tonight LIVE” - Children must be 6 and above to attend.
This program takes the audience on a “live” tour of the wonders of the San Antonio seasonal 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.
9pm -Double Feature: "Secrets of the Sun" & "Secret Lives of Stars"- Children must be 6 and above to attend.
“Secrets of the Sun” An intimate look at the roles the Sun plays in the life of our Solar System. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun to the mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, we experience the power of the Sun and its impact of the planets and ultimately life on Earth. We trace the Sun’s life cycle, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.
“Secret Lives of Stars” Not all stars are created equal. Some are massive. Others are tiny; almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die.
Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart of TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Show duration for double feature: 50 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm.
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