About SEC

Scobee Education Center (SEC) is a STEM education center located on the campus of San Antonio College just north of downtown San Antonio, TX.  SEC houses the Challenger Learning Center, Scobee Planetarium, Observatory, Powell Star Deck, classrooms and galleries.  Learn more by clicking the links below: Challenger Learning Center Planetarium and Observatory Events Education Scobee Education Center is a not-for-profit (501(c)(3) education organization.

Challenger Learning Center San Antonio

The Challenger Learning Center offers TEKS based STEM education to ages pre-K and up. Simulated missions to space immerse participants in teamwork, communication and STEM space science as they become scientists, engineers and astronauts.

Any of our simulated missions can also be customized for groups, parties and corporate team building events. Contact us for more information.

  • Expedition Mars, our new mission! The martian explorers will investigate the geology of Mars and the technology that will get us there.
  • Lunar Quest, a challenging mission that takes the crew to the moon.  The scientists, engineers and astronauts explore the geology of the moon, it’s resources and health, navigation, robotic rovers and safety of the crew.
  • Earth Odyssey, participants become Mission Control Specialists and Astronauts in the ISS as they problem solve and investigate the Earth’s spheres.
  • Micronauts is a program for our littlest astronauts grades pre-K to 4th.  Participants become astronauts on the ISS and explore hands on STEM activities in stations.

Teachers bringing a group to either a Mission or Micronauts are required to attend a Pre-Mission Training before their trip.  For more educator information on Challenger Learning Center Missions, Training and Reservations go to: 2019-20 Challenger Learning Center Mission Registration form

See our Event page for events and activities at SEC & CLC


Academic Program Coordinator/Lead Flight Director –

Academic Education Specialist/Flight Director – Celina Terrones

Micronaut Specialist – Ellen White

Challenger Flight Director – Deanna Villarreal

Reservations Email – Reservations and Requests for Missions

Scobee Planetarium

Built in 1961 the Scobee Planetarium, named after alumni astronaut and commander of the space shuttle Challenger Francis “Dick” Scobee, is a true gem of San Antonio College.

The planetarium can be reserved for groups, field trips or special events and is open for public shows Friday evenings.

To make a reservation email our center with your contact information, group information, desired dates and desired show.

See the planetarium Friday evening public show schedule, events and more at:

Scobee Planetarium at San Antonio College

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2019 Fall Planetarium Schedule


Planetarium Coordinator – Michelle Risse

Planetarium Staff – Augustine Frkuska