Planetarium

“Starry Night 2017” at the Florida Museum of Natural History

October 27, 2017 – There will be activities for all ages at the Florida Museum of Natural History for Starry Night 2017. Starry Night 2017 will be held Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, from 6 – 10 p.m. is an opportunity to meet and interact with professional and amateur astronomers alike, learn about our universe, and … Continue reading “Starry Night 2017” at the Florida Museum of Natural History

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 … Continue reading See the “Eclipse” at the SF Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

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

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 … Continue reading March Madness: Spring Laser Spectacular at the Planetarium

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

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 … Continue reading Serrie Christmas Concert Returns to the Planetarium

“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.   … Continue reading “Starry Night 2016” at the Florida Museum of Natural History TONIGHT!

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 … Continue reading Planetarium Hosts “The Multiverse and You”

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

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.  … Continue reading Free “LaserFest” Sneak Peek for Santa Fe College Thursday

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 … Continue reading 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, … Continue reading Experience LaserFest at the Planetarium

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

Santa Fe College’s Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Celebrates 10 Years

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 … Continue reading Santa Fe College’s Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Celebrates 10 Years

Visit the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium This Summer

The Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium opens again for the Summer on July 1, 2016 for its “Florida Skies: Summer” show. Don’t miss their fabulous presentations! Stop by and see what they’re all about and learn about your celestial surroundings. Visit https://podarco.smugmug.com/Places/Kika-Silva-Pla-Planetarium/i-gSQb7r5 for a slide presentation of the facilities. Go to http://www.sfcollege.edu/planetarium/index.php?section=schedule for the … Continue reading Visit the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium This Summer

James Albury elected President of SEPA

Santa Fe College gained an additional point of distinction this weekend with the election of James C. Albury (Planetarium Coordinator, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium) as president of the Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA).  SEPA is an organization of planetarium professionals from the southeastern United States.  These states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, … Continue reading James Albury elected President of SEPA