San Antonio Life Member Tour of Scobee Planetarium


Event is a "walking tour of the Scobee Planetarium and will start promptly at 11:00 am and last 45 minutes".  Please plan on getting there by 10:45 am as late comers may not be able to join in the Tour.

A map in attached FYI.  The address for the San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212.  Lunch will follow at La Fonda on Main.

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  • 1819 N. Main Ave
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • United States 78212

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  • Starts 02 April 2019 09:00 AM
  • Ends 18 April 2019 09:00 AM
  • All times are America/Chicago
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


Richard Varner


Tour of the Planetarium at San Antonio College

The tour will consist of an escorted walk thru the planetarium by Rick Varner, Center Director ads the planetarium is currently undergoing a technical upgrade.


Richard Varner: Bio
Richard Varner, center director
The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College
1819 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
210-486-0402 office

Rick Varner is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in Elementary Education and
Educational Supervision and Administration. His professional experiences as a middle school science
teacher, district curriculum specialist and middle school assistant principal lead him to a position at
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center as an education specialist. Rick supported NASA Education
professional development and student events across the northeastern states for more than seven years
before joining the Scobee Education Center as its first center director in the summer of 2014.

Rick’s work with NASA has included several notable education and public outreach events; numerous
Space Station downlinks, the Final Servicing Mission to the Hubble Space Telescope (STS-125), the
launch of the NASA Summer of Innovation initiative, JSC’s Destination Station events in Boston, NASA’s
50th Anniversary celebration on the National Mall for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the planning
and presentation of educator professional development events associated with the opening of the
Discovery and Enterprise exhibits at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Museum at Dulles Airport and the
Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum in NYC.

As the center director of the Scobee Education Center Rick has been recognized in 2017 with the
excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.

Rick is a fan of Florida Gators athletics, the Baltimore Orioles and has an extensive collection of sports
memorabilia. He was a radio announcer

Address:1819 N. Main Ave, , San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78212


Meet at 10:45am on 18 April for a Tour of 45 minutes

12 noon, lunch, lat La Fonda on Main.