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See the “Eclipse” at the SF Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

See the “Eclipse” at the SF Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

    July 25, 2017 – On Monday, August 21, 2017 a celestial event will be seen not only across the United States, but thanks in part to social media, around the entire world.  A solar eclipse will track across the sky. Although the total eclipse will be a 75-mile-wide path traveling from Oregon to […]

“African Drums under the Stars” returns to the SF Planetarium April 15, 2017

“African Drums under the Stars” returns to the SF Planetarium April 15, 2017

On Saturday night, April 15, 2017 the Santa Fe College Drummers, under the leadership of Professor Leon Larson (“Baba Leon”), will be guiding us through the language of the drum as they perform at Santa Fe College’s Kika Silva Pla Planetarium. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. that evening.  This unique experience is inspired by the rhythms of […]

March Madness: Spring Laser Spectacular at the Planetarium

March Madness: Spring Laser Spectacular at the Planetarium

They’re baaack!  The lasers, that is!  The planetarium has the Prismatic Magic laser projection system temporarily installed again for a repeat of the extremely popular “LaserFest” celebration held in September 2016.  This time, the laser system will be here for two weeks!  The “March Madness: Spring Laser Spectacular” is a 10-day laser festival where there will be educational and musical […]

Planetarium Hosts Jonn Serrie Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 8

Planetarium Hosts Jonn Serrie Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 8

Join us at 8 p.m. , Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College for “Upon a Midnight Clear”, a concert “under the stars” featuring songs of the holiday season with the live electronic music of world-renowned composer and artist Jonn Serrie. “Upon a Midnight Clear” combines the lush, romantic and ethereal sound of Jonn Serrie […]

Serrie Christmas Concert Returns to the Planetarium

Serrie Christmas Concert Returns to the Planetarium

Join us at 8 p.m. , Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College for “Upon a Midnight Clear”, a concert “under the stars” featuring songs of the holiday season with the live electronic music of world-renowned composer and artist Jonn Serrie. “Upon a Midnight Clear” combines the lush, romantic and ethereal […]

Planetarium Hosts “The Multiverse and You”

Planetarium Hosts “The Multiverse and You”

Modern physics and the theory of parallel universes bewildering you?  The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College may have something that can help.  At 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th, the planetarium will be hosting a unique musical and visual presentation that will entertain and educate audiences about the possibility of multiple universes beyond our […]

Free “LaserFest” Sneak Peek for Santa Fe College Yesterday at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

Free “LaserFest” Sneak Peek for Santa Fe College Yesterday at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

“LaserFest” began yesterday as the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College celebrates its 10th Anniversary.  There was a free sneak peek of one of the LaserFest programs yesterday (Thursday, September 29th) for all Santa Fe College students, faculty and staff. There are nine different laser presentations offered during the four days of LaserFest and in case any of the Santa Fe College affiliates aren’t […]

Experience “LaserFest” at the Planetarium!

Experience “LaserFest” at the Planetarium!

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its dedication in a big way.  The planetarium is having a Prismatic Magic full-dome laser projection system temporarily installed for “LaserFest”; a four-day festival at the planetarium where there will be educational and musical laser shows presented. James Albury, coordinator of the planetarium stated: “Usually only the […]

Experience LaserFest at the Planetarium

Experience LaserFest at the Planetarium

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its dedication in a big way.  The planetarium is having a Prismatic Magic full-dome laser projection system temporarily installed for “LaserFest”; a four-day festival at the planetarium where there will be educational and musical laser shows presented. “Usually only the big planetariums like the ones in Chicago, […]

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Celebrates 10 Stellar Years at Santa Fe Campus

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Celebrates 10 Stellar Years at Santa Fe Campus

It was 10 years ago when a modest extension to Building X on Santa Fe College’s campus in Gainesville, FL finally received a name and became an ‘immersive learning laboratory’ for thousands of area residents. That building is the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium and it was named in honor of the mother of John M. Pla, one of […]

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