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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 […]

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 Thursday

Free “LaserFest” Sneak Peek for Santa Fe College Thursday

“LaserFest” begins today as the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College celebrates its 10th Anniversary.  There will be a free sneak peek of one of the LaserFest programs today (Thursday, September 29th) for all Santa Fe College students, faculty and staff.  “We will be showing the ‘Laser Mania’ program on Thursday afternoon, 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm.” remarks Albury, planetarium coordinator.  […]

Planetarium Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Planetarium Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

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 […]

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 […]

Santa Fe College Drummers to perform at Planetarium

Santa Fe College Drummers to perform at Planetarium

On Saturday night, Nov. 21, the Santa Fe College Drummers, under the leadership of Professor Leon Larson (“Baba Leon”), will be guiding us through the language of the drum 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 rhythms of […]

Begin the Holidays with a Concert Under the Stars

Begin the Holidays with a Concert Under the Stars

Join us on, Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College for “Upon a Midnight Clear” at 7:00 PM and “Celestial Meditations” at 9:00 PM; both are concerts “under the stars” featuring songs of the holiday season with the live electronic music of world-renowned composer and artist Jonn Serrie. “Upon a […]

Celebrate the Apollo 11 Anniversary Under the Stars!

Celebrate the Apollo 11 Anniversary Under the Stars!

Saturday, July 20, 2013 marks the 44th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.  To celebrate, the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College is having two live concerts featuring nationally renowned recording artist Jonn Serrie. Jonn Serrie’s visionary compositional skills have revolutionized today’s contemporary electronic music. He combines the timeless depths of space with […]

Christmas Concert Under the Stars, Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Concert Under the Stars, Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Join us 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.  You may recognize some of Jonn Serrie’s music if you’ve visited the planetarium for our “Florida Skies” presentation on Friday nights.  “Jonn’s music has delighted audiences around […]