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“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 […]

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 […]

“Starry Night 2016” at the Florida Museum of Natural History TONIGHT!

“Starry Night 2016” at the Florida Museum of Natural History TONIGHT!

Looking for something unique and interesting to do tonight!  Well do we have an event for you! On Friday, Nov. 4 from 6-10 p.m., a partnership of Santa Fe College Astronomy, University of Florida Astronomy, the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, and the Alachua Astronomy Club, Inc. will present Starry Night 2016.   […]

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 […]

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, […]

View the Transit of Mercury at the Planetarium Today, May 9, 2016

View the Transit of Mercury at the Planetarium Today, May 9, 2016

A rare event occurs today! Not only is today the first day of classes at Santa Fe College, but Mercury, the swiftest planet in our solar system, will be passing directly between the Earth and Sun. We call this a Transit and the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College, in collaboration with the Alachua Astronomy […]

African Drumming Under the Stars at the Planetarium

African Drumming Under the Stars at the Planetarium

On Saturday night, April 16th, 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. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. that evening.  This unique experience is inspired by the […]

Starry Night 2015 at the Florida Museum of Natural History Nov. 13

Starry Night 2015 at the Florida Museum of Natural History Nov. 13

On Friday, Nov. 13 from 6-10 p.m., a partnership of Santa Fe College Astronomy, University of Florida Astronomy, the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, and the Alachua Astronomy Club, Inc. will present Starry Night 2015.   This annual event will be held at the Florida Museum of Natural History and will be […]

Planetarium Prepares for Final Total Lunar Eclipse

Planetarium Prepares for Final Total Lunar Eclipse

  Sky watchers will be in for a rare treat the evening of Sunday, Sept. 27.  If you go outside at 9:15 p.m., you’ll be able to experience the last total lunar eclipse visible from Gainesville until 2019. “This particular total lunar eclipse is the last in a series of four sequential total lunar eclipses,” said James Albury, […]

Free Planetarium Shows on Dr. Sally Hoffman Day Sept. 1

Free Planetarium Shows on Dr. Sally Hoffman Day Sept. 1

Celebrate the life of Dr. Sally Hoffman, on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium.   Sally Hoffman PhD. was born on Sept. 1, 1943 and was a Professor of Astronomy and Physical Sciences here at Santa Fe College for 40 continuous years from 1974 until her passing in December 2014. It was Sally’s goal to have […]

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