SF Planetarium’s Namesake Celebrates 89th Birthday

Kika Silva Pla (shown seated in the center) celebrated her 89th birthday in grand style at the planetarium which bears her name (click on the image for a larger view). She’s accompanied by her loving family and friends as well as several Santa Fe College faculty and staff; including Santa Fe College president, Dr. Jackson Sasser (not pictured).

 Dr. Curtis Jefferson was the master of ceremonies and the group was treated to the planetarium show “Oasis in Space” and a special tour of the Moon, Mars and a fly-by through the solar system, courtesy of Dr. Sally Hoffman (Astronomy) and James Albury (Planetarium Coordinator).

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium website

~submitted by James Albury, Planetarium Coordinator