Winter Sky Festival 2017
The Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College is proud to present the 2017 Winter Sky Festival on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 5 to 11 p.m.! Visitors will be treated to telescope viewings of the moon; the planets Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune; and numerous galaxies, star clusters and nebulae.
Additionally, we'll have the laser shows of Laser Weekend II at the Planetarium playing throughout the Festival. There's certainly something for everyone!
Once again, we will be hosting several of Orlando's delicious food trucks in the star party area, so bring a hearty appetite for food and fun. The official list of food trucks is found in this event's "Discussion" section.
Most importantly (like at all planetarium star parties), admission to the event is completely free! It also happens to be one of the most family-friendly events in all of Central Florida, so make sure to bring everyone out.
There will be plenty of space in the star party area for visitors to bring chairs and blankets. Because of the high likelihood of cool temperatures during the event, we recommend wearing warm clothing and bringing hot beverages.
The event will take place in the faculty and staff parking lot adjacent to building B and the planetarium, just off College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The food trucks will be set up along the front sidewalk of the planetarium, and visitors can park in the lots in front of buildings B and D, as well as the main campus lots adjacent to the Densch Parternship Center. All site information can be found in the pinned post in the "Discussion" section.
We hope to see you there!
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
-- 5-11 p.m.: Telescopes provided by the Central Florida Astronomical Society - Closed group, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Campus, and the Brevard Astronomical Society.
-- 5-9 p.m.: Food trucks (front planetarium sidewalk)
-- 5-7 p.m.: The Avian Reconditioning Center for Birds of Prey (room B-136/138)
-- 6-8 p.m.: "Storytime with Ms. Lisa" for ages five and under (room B-127)
-- 8:30-9 p.m.: "Central Florida Nights," hosted by planetarium staff members Michael McConville and Derek Demeter (outdoor star party area)