Out of This World Community Events Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College

Out of this World Community Events at Seminole State College Sanford/Lake Mary Campus

Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium

 

Seminole State College of Florida enhances the educational, economic, and cultural vitality of the region by providing exemplary learning opportunities for a diverse community. This mission embraces the general public through enrichment and quality of life programming and production of lifelong learning and cultural events to include fine arts, theater, speaker series and planetarium shows. All events are family-friendly, open to the public and free to attend (unless noted with a nominal ticket price).

Located on Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida offers live, interactive shows and full-dome video presentations. For more information on the Buehler Planetarium visit https://www.seminolestate.edu/planet/, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @seminoleplanet.

Planetarium Events at Seminole State College

The Space Times

July 6, 7pm – 8pm

FREE

Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd., B, Sanford, FL 32773

The Space Times: What’s going on up there, down here. Join us for “The Space Times,” a monthly exploration of breaking news from our Solar System and beyond. We’ll showcase the Universe as only the planetarium can, with our immensely powerful fulldome video system taking center stage. As a public talk, there is no admission fee to “The Space Times” presentation, but due to the size of the planetarium, we are limiting the number of guests to 65. Seating is first-come, first-served, and we will open the doors for the presentation at 6:45 p.m.

Summer Laser Extravaganza

We celebrate the start of the planetarium year with a weekend of laser shows — the Summer Laser Extravaganza! Ten shows over three nights covering the entire musical spectrum, from classic rock to electronica and everything in-between! For full show descriptions, please visit http://www.av-imagineering.com/index.php/laser-shows/. $10 for adults, $8 for students and adults 55+, $5 for Seminole State faculty, staff, and students with College ID. Ticketing for each show will begin 10 minutes prior to the presentation. A valid ticket stub from a previous laser showing will be good for $2 off any admission level.

July 6

8:30 p.m. Laser Show: Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”

9:30 p.m. Laser Show: Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”

July 7

7 p.m. Laser Show: “ElectroPop”

8 p.m. Laser Show: “Laser U2”

9 p.m. Laser Show: “LaseRetro”

10 p.m. Laser Show: “Hypnotica”

July 8

7 p.m. Laser Show: “Laser Vinyl”

8 p.m. Laser Show: “Laser Beatles”

9 p.m. Laser Show: “Laser Zeppelin”

10 p.m. Laser Show: “Laser Metallica”

Summer Watch

July 8, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

FREE

Join the Planetarium for an evening of planet watching. Telescopes will be available for up-close views of the moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. To help everyone cool down after a long summer’s day, we’re proud to host Jeremiah’s Italian Ice and their Ice Truck for delicious treats from 8-10 p.m. Please note: the planetarium’s Summer Laser Extravaganza will be occurring simultaneously in the planetarium dome. The laser presentations do require paid admission, but admission is not required for the Summer Planet Watch.

Legends of the Night Sky Children’s Laser Shows

We invite kids of all ages to join us for some family-friendly laser fun at the Planetarium! We’re presenting a double-helping of planetarium double features: “Legends of the Night Sky’,” one of the most well-received children’s laser shows ever produced, and a guided tour of our Solar System utilizing the planetarium’s immensely powerful fulldome video system. While the event is open to everyone, the laser shows are most appropriate for ages 12 and under. $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-17 and Free for children under three years of age

July 11

1:30 p.m. Laser Show: “Legends of the Night Sky: Orion”

2:30 p.m. Laser Show: “Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus”

July 12

1:30 p.m. Laser Show: “Legends of the Night Sky” Double-Feature

2:30 p.m. Laser Show: “ElectroPop” Matinee

July 13

1:30 p.m. Laser Show: “Legends of the Night Sky: Orion”

2:30 p.m. Laser Show: “Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus”

“Stories of the Night Sky”

July 14, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and July 14, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

FREE

“Stories of the Night Sky” is a five-episode series of presentations that explore the myths, legends and facts surrounding some of the most famous and important constellations in the sky. Part of the planetarium’s cultural astronomy series, “Stories of the Night Sky” showcases constellations currently visible, and guests will hear these stories as they were told many years ago – underneath a dark, star-filled sky. Most appropriate for ages nine and up. Episodes are live presentations, so content can be modified for age appropriateness. Episode Three: “The Summer Triangle,” showcasing Aquila, Cygnus and Lyra

Central Florida Nights

July 21: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

FREE

Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium

100 Weldon Blvd., B, Sanford, FL 32773

Central Florida Nights is the flagship show of the Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State, shown more times each year than any other show. Offering a guided tour of the current night sky, it is updated every two weeks to match the slow march of constellations we see as Earth revolves around the sun. During each presentation, guests will learn how to locate seven or eight prominent constellations. The locations of the visible planets, upcoming meteor showers, bright comets and other notable celestial happenings will also be explored. Skies permitting, guests can go outside afterward to identify many of the objects seen during the show. They can also take a look at the night sky through the planetarium’s telescopes. Please note that the planetarium will not hold telescope viewings during the months of May-August.

Appropriate for all ages. “Central Florida Nights” is shown the first and third Friday of each month.

Planetarium Parking Update

Seminole State facilities department will be working on parking and roadway improvements through August 8, 2017. A section of College Drive will be closed, along with the parking lot between the planetarium and the new student services building.  Click here for a map for parking information.

About Seminole State College of Florida
Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida and online. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded nearly 100,000 credentials, from bachelor’s degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.

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