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Celebrate Earth Week with Seminole State April 17-21

Seminole State College of Florida's Earth Week 2018

Seminole State College of Florida is celebrating Earth Week 2018 with some great events hosted by the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State. Starting Tuesday, April 17, and running through Saturday, April 21, guests will be presented with an off-campus activity, a documentary screening and numerous planetarium shows.

The goal of the Buehler Planetarium for its second annual Earth Week is for participants to learn about our wonderful planet, as well as how they can protect it.

On Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. join the planetarium for a showing of the documentary, “The City Dark,” and be introduced to the science of the dark, and an exploration of our relationship to the stars in our sky.

A newcomer to Earth Week will be Suds & Scopes. Join the planetarium on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m., along with the Seminole State Environmental Club, the Florida Fossil Hunters, IDEAS for US Orlando and the Central Florida Astronomical Society, at the Hourglass Brewery in Longwood for some astronomical fun, including talks, trivia and telescopes.

The planetarium shows on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus will include the ever-popular “Terra,” a full-dome presentation that discusses what makes our five billion-year-old planet Earth so special; “Two Degrees: Earth on the Edge,” that will help guests explore climate change and global warming; and “Violent Earth,” the planetarium's newest presentation, exploring the incredible power of earthquakes and volcanoes.

“Terra,” will be shown on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m., with “Two Degrees: Earth on the Edge” following at 8:30 p.m. “Violent Earth” will be the featured presentation on Saturday, April 21 at 8:30 p.m.

The free screening of “The City Dark” and  Suds & Scopes are free and open to the public. Show prices for the planetarium are as follows:

  • Adults - $6
  • Seniors (55+) - $4
  • Non-Seminole State students- $4

Admission to the planetarium shows is free for Seminole State students, faculty and staff with a valid Seminole State ID. The planetarium is located on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, building B (B-117). For more information, and a full schedule of events, visit the planetarium website, or call 407.708.2360.


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. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 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 information about the college, visit, like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter: @SeminoleState 

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