On April 30, 2016, enjoy a date night under the stars of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and learn about the upcoming Transit of Mercury. Your evening will include a live Planetarium show, a classic sci-fi film, snacks and a cash bar.

The smallest planet in our solar system, Mercury puts on a spectacular show for us only once every few years in the form of a transit across our Sun. Come learn how you can safely view the transit, and why it happens. Then continue your date night by joining us for sci-fi flick Sunshine!

Your admission to Nova Nights includes:

* A special presentation of the Live Sky Tonight exploring the Transit of Mercury

* A science fiction movie: Sunshine

* Cash bar

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Location: James S. McDonnell Planetarium

Date and Time: Saturday, April 30. Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins at 7pm.

This is a 21 and older event. Seating is limited. Reservations are encouraged.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, call 314.289.4424. Parking for Nova Nights events is located at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Parking is free.

To make your evening as comfy as possible, feel free to bring pillows and blankets. A limited number of floor mats will also be available.

This is a dark night sky presentation, so it is important to arrive prior to the 7pm event start time.