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January 9, 2019

The Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Seminole State College Presents Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27

Traveling exhibit on display Jan. 10-31
 
SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2019) – Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27 is on exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery at Seminole State College Jan. 10-31. The traveling exhibit, produced and curated by Megan Paquette Stepe of the Museum of Florida Art and Culture, focuses on the unique tourist attractions which developed following the construction of U.S. Route 27, the 500 mile Florida highway spanning from Tallahassee to Miami. 
 
Nicknamed the “backbone of Florida,” U.S. 27 served as the state’s principal highway before the construction of I-4 and I-75, bringing new visitors to Florida’s less traveled areas. This led to not only an increased appreciation and ultimate preservation of Florida’s natural wonders, but it also spurred the development of several creative, educational and witty delights up and down the stretch of highway.
 
Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27
Seminole State College Lake Mary/Sanford campus
Building G / Fine Arts Gallery
100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773
Opening reception January 10, 5 – 7 p.m.
January 11–31, Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public
 
Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27 features destinations and attractions which existed from 1934 to 1970. It is a visual road-trip through bygone Florida via photos, videos, memorabilia, artifacts, and fine art on loan by Florida artists and historical institutions. Participating artists include Richard Reep, Blair Updike, Shannon Cummings, Johanna O’Donnell, Carl Knickerbocker, Curtis Nelson and Cindy Eaton.

January 8, 2019

Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College Presents Moon Week


Celebration concludes with FREE Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party on Sunday, Jan. 20
SANFORD, Fla. (Jan.  7, 2019) – A total lunar eclipse will be fully visible in Orlando (if the sky is clear) on Jan. 20-21, 2019. To celebrate this celestial event, the community is invited to join the team at the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College for a series of week-long events during Moon Week 2019. Family–friendly activities include panel discussions, films, an art show, planetarium and laser shows, and the Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party as the grand finale.
Schedule for Moon Week 2019

January 21, 2018

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE PLANS ‘BIGGER AND BETTER’ SPACE WEEK EVENTS FOR 2018

(Photo credit: Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium)

Weeklong space celebration culminates in Winter Sky Festival on Jan. 27, with 4,000 expected attendees.
 
SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida, home to the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, will showcase the planetarium’s capabilities and the far-reaching impacts of space exploration during Space Week 2018. The weeklong celebration, which begins Jan. 19, is sponsored by CFE Federal Credit Union and 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.
 
“‘Space Week is about connecting our community to the cosmos,” said Michael McConville, coordinator of the Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State. “This year’s Space Week is bigger and better than ever, with a focus on engaging events that can inspire our visitors, regardless of their age or background. Astronomy really is for everyone, and we want to do our part to facilitate that fact as much as possible.”

Details of all Space Week 2018 events are included below.

August 18, 2017

Central Florida’s Largest, Free Great American Eclipse Observation Event


WHO:
Hosted by Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College
 
WHAT:
#SolarEclipse2017 Observing Event
The Great American Eclipse of 2017 will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since 1979. Although the Orlando area is not in the line of totality, nearly 90 percent of the sun's surface will be obscured by the moon. For those who are not able to travel to areas of the country where the total eclipse is visible, this event will be the best chance to safely view the partial eclipse in all of Central Florida!
 

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.

December 14, 2016

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA LAUNCHES 2017 WITH A FLURRY OF SPACE WEEK ACTIVITIES

- Week-long Space Celebration Culminates with Winter Sky Festival on January 14, 2017 -
 
Photo credit:  Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium
SANFORD, Fla. (December 13, 2016) – Seminole State College of Florida, home to the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, will showcase the planetarium’s capabilities and the far-reaching impacts of space exploration to the local community through several planned “Space Week 2017” events. The week-long 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. The planetarium has also programmed a trio of children’s matinees for kids of all ages.

Details of each of those events are included below.
  • Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7 – Always popular laser shows will return to the Buehler Planetarium the first weekend of 2017. Guests can expect an octet of fantastic laser displays cutting across genres and decades. There will be four laser shows each evening, at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 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.
  • Monday, January 9 – Students and the public are welcome to visit the Sanford/Lake Mary campus for Solar Observing between the A and UP buildings from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Planetarium representatives will set up three telescopes for solar viewing between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and will be holding several giveaways for free laser show tickets. Follow #SeminoleSolar on social media.
  •  Tuesday, January 10 – The Space Times Media Roundtable will feature prominent local space journalists who will participate in a moderated panel discussion and provide perspective on the past, present, and future of the Space Coast and NASA. This event, free and open to the public, will occur from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Concert Hall (Building G on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus). It will also be livestreamed online. Stay up to date using #SpaceTimes on social. Children’s matinee for kids of all ages: the planetarium is presenting a double feature at 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Legends of the Night Sky: Orion, one of the most well-received children's laser shows ever produced, along with a guided tour of the solar system utilizing the planetarium's immensely powerful full dome video system. This event is intended for ages 8 and under. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 and up. Capacity is limited to 50 seats per show, and advance registration at Eventbrite is required. More details and tickets are available by clicking here. The matinees repeat on January 11 and 12.
  • Wednesday, January 11 – As part of the Stellar Speaker Series of science lectures, this program will feature Dr. Humberto Campins, the Provost Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Central Florida. He will be presenting a talk titled: "NASA’s OSIRIS-REx and Asteroid Redirect Missions to Near-Earth Asteroids." This is scheduled to take place from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Concert Hall (Building G on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus). Stay up to date using #SpaceTimes on social. Children’s matinee registration for January 11 is here:
  • Thursday, January 12 – Join featured presenters from the Buehler Planetarium for Telescope Thursdays at The Abbey & Nerd Nite Orlando XLVII. Hosted from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. at The Abbey in downtown Orlando, this special event combines a regularly scheduled Telescope Thursday with Nerd Nite Orlando. Children’s matinee registration for January 12 is here:
  • Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 – Seminole State College proudly presents another weekend of laser light shows at the Buehler Planetarium. There will be four shows on Friday evening (7:00, 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 p.m.) and five shows on Saturday evening, during the Winter Sky Festival (5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:00, and 10:00 p.m.). Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for students and adults 55+, and $5 for Seminole State College students/staff/faculty with ID.
  •  Saturday, January 14 – The week-long celebration culminates in the Winter Sky Festival, the largest astronomy-themed event in Florida. With an expected attendance of at least 3,500, this includes talks and demonstrations, two dozen telescopes, laser shows, and food trucks. The event will occur from 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.; follow #WSF on social media.
“With one of the only planetariums in the Central Florida area, we look forward to opportunities to share our passions and capabilities with the local community, and all of the week’s events leading up to the Winter Sky Festival offer Central Floridians many chances to tap into their space exploration interests,” said Michael McConville, Coordinator of Seminole State College of Florida’s Buehler Planetarium. “This week-long celebration truly offers something for everyone.”

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 and upcoming Space Week 2017 events, visit https://www.seminolestate.edu/planet/, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @seminoleplanet, #SpaceWeek2017.


About Seminole State College of Florida:
Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida and online. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 90,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers 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.

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