Big Bang BashPosted by Sarah W on February 23, 2012
Attention all STEM kids, star lovers, and SciFi nerds! Scobee Planetarium is hosting a Big Bang Bash, Saturday, February 25th! This special event is your last chance to see your favorite star shows before renovations begin in March. And let me tell you, they have everything beyond your wildest imaginations!
Shows start every hour on the hour beginning at 1pm. The Bash kicks off with “Attack of the Space Pirates” – I mean, who wouldn’t want to get in on this action?! Alien planets, exploding stars, black holes, evil villains, and space battles that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Instead of tickets, they ask for donations of about $3 a person, per show. And as much as you might want to, you can’t sit in the theater for the entire event. If you want to see more than one show, you must exit and get back in line, just to keep everything fair, folks. You can watch as many shows as your heart desires, but they do ask for donations for each fantastic show you enjoy. Doors open 15 minutes before each show, and they suggest the shows for kids 2nd grade and up. Warning: this isn’t the place for your little ones, kids under 4 will not be admitted to the show. But they can always star gaze outside with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers!
That’s right – in addition to the Big Bang Bash, there’s a Star Party in the parking lot! It’s free, but does require a clear sky in order to best see those celestial targets. That night, telescopes will be aimed at the Moon, Jupiter, Venus, and other astronomical attractions. The Star Party begins at 7pm and the gazing won’t stop until 11pm. Party animals.
The final show of the night, at 10pm, will be “Black holes” – the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe. Explore the science and mystery of black holes while listening to the dulcet narration of John de Lancie – Q from Star Trek. Who better to take you on a tour of the universe than a Star Trek traveler? Patrick Stewart will be narrating some of the earlier shows, so see… SciFi fanatics get their fix as well!
Imagination, exploration, and science converge for this Big Bang Bash. Why not come out and support the Scobee Planetarium for their last public shows before renovations? The event is so good they will have you seeing stars!
For more information on show times and descriptions, visit the Scobee Planetarium website.