Planetarium

CCS Best Practices: SF/SFC/SFCC

May 23, 2018 – Call us a house inclusive, not a house divided! However, it does cause challenges where branding is concerned when we all have different names for the college. The official acronym for Santa Fe College is “SF,” like the SF on our logo. But all around campus, you will also find faculty, … Continue reading CCS Best Practices: SF/SFC/SFCC

Satellite image of hurricane in Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Season Starts Friday, June 1

May 18, 2018 – The Atlantic hurricane season will begin Friday, June 1, and experts say the time to start preparing is now. Last year was one of the busiest seasons on record with 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes. Overall, 2017 finished tied (along with 1936) for the fifth most active … Continue reading Hurricane Season Starts Friday, June 1

CCS Best Practices: Your Professional Email Signature

May 17, 2018 – Your email signature communicates important information. It lets people within the college know what area you work in and it lets people outside the college know what institution you represent. Between 2015-2016, a “No. 1 in the Nation” signature was released. That honor is passed on to a different college each year, … Continue reading CCS Best Practices: Your Professional Email Signature

Santa Fe College Hosting STEM Summer Camp at Perry Center in Alachua

May 16, 2018 – Santa Fe College will be holding a STEM Summer Camp June 25 – 29, 2018 at the college’s Perry Center for Emerging Technologies in Alachua. The “Earth, Wind, Fire, Water” camp, is offered to students who will be heading into ninth grade in the fall in Alachua and Bradford counties. Students … Continue reading Santa Fe College Hosting STEM Summer Camp at Perry Center in Alachua

CFK Space Challenge at Santa Fe College Featured on TV-20

March 29, 2018 – Santa Fe College hosted area elementary and middle school students during their spring break as a part of SF’s College for Kids Space Challenge. The program was featured during Wednesday evening’s newscast on WCJB TV-20. This year’s theme, “Black Holes and Beyond”, encouraged students in grades 4-8 to think outside the … Continue reading CFK Space Challenge at Santa Fe College Featured on TV-20

National Weather Service Map indicating elevated risk of severe thunderstorms especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Tornado Watch Issued Until 7 p.m.

March 20, 2018 – (UPDATED) The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a TORNADO WATCH for most of north and central Florida including Alachua and Bradford counties until 7 p.m. A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of supercell thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. The NWS has indicated that … Continue reading Tornado Watch Issued Until 7 p.m.

ALERT – Emergency Notification System Testing Friday

February 15, 2018 – Santa Fe College will be testing the components of the Emergency Notification System (ENS) Friday, February 16, 2017. The testing will be conducted between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and will test the ENS text, voicemail, computers, Safe Santa Fe app, social media and potentially audible sirens on campus. The Santa … Continue reading ALERT – Emergency Notification System Testing Friday

“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