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May 11, 2017

COMMUNITY EVENTS at SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE SANFORD / LAKE MARY CAMPUS

Planetarium Events in May and June are FREE and Open to the Public

Photo Credit: Seminole State College: Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium

SANFORD, Fla. (May 9, 2017) – 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 www.seminolestate.edu/planet, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @seminoleplanet.

Planetarium Events at Seminole State College
 
Kingdoms of the Stars
May 12: 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd., B, Sanford, FL 32773
 “The Kingdoms of the Stars” explores the vast history of astronomy in the East Asian cultures of China and Japan. Each held unique views of the heavens above, but both understood and appreciated the immense beauty and power of the sky. The Chinese thought their “middle kingdom” stood at the center of
 
Port of Call: Saturn
May 13: 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd., B, Sanford, FL 32773
We grant you permission to come aboard for the voyages of Stellaris Cruise Line’s third ship “Topaz” to our exotic port of call on the Solar System's most beautiful planet…Saturn! Join us for excursions to the majestic ring system; the mysterious polar regions; the atmospheres, craters, and subsurface oceans of the Saturnian moons; and much more. From all of us aboard the Stellaris “Topaz”, we wish you a safe and enjoyable interplanetary cruise. Bon voyage! Most appropriate for ages five and up.
 
Central Florida Nights
May 19: 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
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.
  
Port of Call: Saturn
May 20: 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd., B, Sanford, FL 32773
We grant you permission to come aboard for the voyages of Stellaris Cruise Line’s third ship “Topaz” to our exotic port of call on the Solar System's most beautiful planet…Saturn! Join us for excursions to the majestic ring system; the mysterious polar regions; the atmospheres, craters, and subsurface oceans of the Saturnian moons; and much more. From all of us aboard the Stellaris “Topaz”, we wish you a safe and enjoyable interplanetary cruise. Bon voyage! Most appropriate for ages five and up.
 
The Space Times
June 1, 7pm – 8pm
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.
 
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.