December 6th, 2013

Celebrate 1960s’ Space-Age Style!

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James S. McDonnell Planetarium

6 to 9pm                    Experience Flight: Test out our flight simulators – $5 and $6

6 to 9pm                    Public Telescope Viewing (Archery Field) (CANCELED due to weather)

6, 6:30, 7 & 7:30pm   Preview the Velvet projection system (Star Bay)

6:30 to 8:30pm          Dance to 1960s’ tunes spun by a KDHX DJ (Lobby)

6:30 to 7:30pm          Pop-up Museum -- You provide the objects! (Lobby)

Bring an object that, like our Planetarium, has endured 50 years!

8:30pm                      LASERIUM®, the original laser show! $10                

Boeing Hall

9pm                          The Movie Dub Club featuring the Improv Shop Presents, The Black Hole

Experience this B minus sci fi movie from 2006, which features our own Planetarium, with the dialogue, music and sound effects improvised by a local group of talented comedians.

Center Stage (Main Building, Lower Level)

6:30pm           Demo: Meteor Showers, Auroras and Lasers

Dino Overlook (Main Building, First Floor)

Demos and Activities, 6 to 9pm     

  • Create an invention we will need 50 years in the future at our Maker Space.
  • Put yourself in a 1960s’ sci fi movie scene at our First Friday photo booth.
  • See rare space age comics from the Modern Graphic History Library, Washington University.
  • Get ready for Kawa Kon in February 2014!
  • Learn about the National Space Society from members of the St. Louis Chapter.
  • Create space age music with instruments designed by circuit bender Dustin Nosreppe.
  • Check out the latest from local innovators -- brought to you by Openly Disruptive.

The Loft (Main Building, Second Floor)

6-9pm             Learn about the Anime St. Louis convention!

Get a preview of The 1968 Exhibition at the Missouri History Museum

See the Science Center’s 3D printer at work!

7pm                 First Fridays’ Trivia – limited seating

OMNIMAX® Theater (Main Building, Second Floor)

Evening pricing ($6, all tickets; $5 for college students with valid id). The 10pm movie is free –

seating is limited and tickets, available at the box office, are required.

6pm     Space Station

7pm     Jerusalem

8pm     Space Station

10pm   X-Men: First Class (2011) Determined by fan vote!                                                      

Answers to Your First Fridays’ Questions

Unless otherwise noted, all activities are free. Free parking on First Fridays!

Can I use my own camera at the First Friday Photo Booth?
Yes!We will have a photographer available, but you are welcome to take your own pictures. You can share them by using #SciFiFriSTL. The pictures our photographer takes will be tagged at #SciFiFriSTL.

How does First Fridays’ Trivia work?
To play, register your team or register as an individual, at The Loft. We can accommodate up to 25 teams. There will be five rounds of trivia, with five questions each round. Prizes for the winners of each round!

Who are The Movie Dub Club and The Improv Shop?

Founded in 2012 by local film-loving comedy veterans, The Movie Dub Club presents a unique movie-going experience with live improv comedy slathered on top of a classic B minus movie. Each show features a group of talented improvisational comedians who provide all the dialogue, music and sound effects for a classic movie, with the sound on mute. The lines are completely made up on the spot--it will never be the same film twice! For this special First Friday performance at the SLSC the Movie Dub Club will be joined by guest performers from local improv theatre and training center, The Improv Shop.

Movie Dub Club shows are regularly held the last Wednesday of every month at The Heavy Anchor at 5226 Gravois Ave.

The Improv Shop regularly hosts shows every Monday and Thursday and offers a 5-level improv training program.

How do I get tickets for the 10pm movie?
Get your tickets at any ticket booth, starting at 6pm. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person is allowed up to four tickets for your group. Once you have a ticket, you must be in the theater by 10 pm to claim your seat. If all tickets have been given out, visitors can wait in the stand-by line.  At 10 pm, we will let people waiting in the stand-by line into the theater, to fill all empty seats.

What is a Pop-up Museum?

A pop-up museum is a temporary exhibition made up of objects brought in and shared by people just like you! When you participate in a pop-up museum, you are invited to bring in an object that connects with the given theme, sort of like show and tell.  At the pop-up museum, you create a label for your object and talk to others about what it represents and why it is meaningful to you.  At the end of the night, everyone takes their objects home.