Space Week 2018 at the Buehler Planetarium

Space Week

The Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College is proud to present "Space Week 2018," a celebration of all things astronomy!

Thank you to CFE Federal Credit Union for serving as our sponsor for Space Week!

The weeklong celebration culminates in the Winter Sky Festival, the largest astronomy-themed event held annually in Florida. With the exception of the laser shows, all events are free and open to the public.

  • Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20 – Our always popular laser shows return to the Planetarium for "Space Week Laser Weekend." Guests can expect an octet of fantastic laser displays cutting across genres and decades. There will be four laser shows each evening, at 7, 8, 9, and 10 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 for adults, $8 for students and adults 55+, and $5 for Seminole State College students/staff/faculty with ID. Please check the planetarium's event calendar, or visit the Facebook event page for a schedule of presentations.
  • Monday, Jan. 22 – Students and the public are welcome to visit the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus for "Solar Observing at Seminole State" on the South Terrace of the new Student Center (building SC) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Planetarium representatives will set up several telescopes for solar viewing and will hold several giveaways for free laser show tickets. Follow #SeminoleSolar on social media.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 – Students and the public are welcome to visit the Altamonte Springs Campus for day two of "Solar Observing at Seminole State" on the front sidewalks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Planetarium representatives will set up several telescopes for solar viewing and will hold several giveaways for free laser show tickets. Follow #SeminoleSolar on social media.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 –  We welcome journalist Emilee Speck as panel moderator for "The Space Times: Women in STEM" as we explore the current environment for women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as what the future holds for the next generation of women in science. This event, free and open to the public, will occur from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Concert Hall (building G on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus). The event will also be livestreamed online.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24 – We're honored to welcome astronaut and artist Nicole Stott for an evening of "Cosmic Conversations." Stott is a veteran NASA astronaut with two spaceflights, one spacewalk, and 104 days living and working in space as a crewmember on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). The event if free and open to the public, and will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall (building G on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus). The event will also be livestreamed online.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25 – Students and the public are welcome visit the Oviedo Campus for "Telescope Thursdays" between buildings E and F from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. This first-ever "Oviedo Star Party" will showcase the moon and a number of other beautiful celestial sights.
  • Friday, Jan. 26 –  The final weekend of Space Week 2018 begins with "Friday Night Laser Lights." There will be four shows on Friday evening at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for students and adults 55+, and $5 for Seminole State College students/staff/faculty with ID. Please check the planetarium's event calendar, or visit the Facebook event page for a schedule of presentations.
  • Saturday, Jan. 27 – The weeklong celebration culminates in the Winter Sky Festival, the largest free astronomy-themed event in Florida! The event includes talks and demonstrations, two dozen telescopes, laser shows and food trucks. The event will occur from 5 to 11 p.m. Follow #WSF on social media.

For more information on any of the events, please email Planetarium Coordinator Michael McConville.

Want more info? Contact us.

General Information:
Derek Demeter
407.708.2409

School Field Trips:
Michael McConville
407.708.2421

Media Requests
Derek Demeter
407.708.2409

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