Teach Kids About Astronomy at Seminole State Events


  • Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium 100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford, FL, 32773 United States
Teach Kids About Astronomy at Seminole State Events

Sanford -- Several astronomy-related events for children will be centered around the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium and other venues at Seminole State College in early January. Most are free. Details

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Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7 –  Four laser shows each evening at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. $10/$8

Monday, January 9 – Solar Observing through three telescopes at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus between the A and UP buildings from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 10 – The Space Times Media Roundtable --  prominent local space journalists in a moderated panel discussion discussing the Space Coast and NASA's past, present and future of the Space Coast and NASA. Free. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Concert Hall (Building G on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus). 

January 10, 11, 12 – Children’s matinee double feature at 2 - 3 p.m. Legends of the Night Sky: Orion, a children's laser show, plus a guided tour of the solar system utilizing the planetarium's full dome video system. 8 and under. $6/$4. 50 seats per show; advance registration is required. Click here

Wednesday, January 11 – Speaker Dr. Humberto Campins, the Provost Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Central Florida, will talk about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx and Asteroid Redirect Missions to Near-Earth Asteroids. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Concert Hall (Building G on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus). 

Thursday, January 12 – Featured presenters from the Buehler Planetarium will be at Telescope Thursdays at The Abbey & Nerd Nite Orlando XLVII 7 - 9:30 p.m.

January 13 and January 14 – Laser light shows at the Bueller Planetarium -- four  on Friday evening (7, 8, 9, and 10 p.m.) and five on Saturday evening during the Winter Sky Festival (5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9 and 10 p.m.). $10/$8

Saturday, January 14 – Winter Sky Festival, the largest astronomy-themed event in Florida. Talks, demonstrations, two dozen telescopes, laser shows and food trucks. 5 – 11:00 p.m.

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