April 2013

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04/05/2013 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Geek out on the first Friday of every month with the Saint Louis Science Center! First Fridays are adult nights and this April we have a great lineup for you! Take part in team trivia, a Science Cafe about searching for life in the Universe, a free scifi movie at 10pm, and tons of fun and free activities in the Planetarium! Trivia round themes and the free 10pm scifi movie will be announced on Facebook.
 
 
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04/13/2013 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
One of only four in North America, the Carl Zeiss Mark IX Universarium is the world's best optical analogue Planetarium projection system. Take this "behind the scenes" tour and you will learn all about how this system works, what it is capable of and what makes it so unique. You will even be able to get your hands on the controls! Space is limited. For reservations call 314-289-4400. Families welcome. Cost: $10
 
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04/15/2013 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
In 1977, NASA launched two Voyager spacecraft into outer space, each containing a gold record with sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Join the Strings of Arda, a small ensemble of the Saint Louis Symphony, as they perform selections of music featured on these records. The program will also include some of the cultural sounds from the records.
 
 
04/16/2013 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Charles Schweighauser, the first director of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and Professor Emeritus of Astronomy/Physics, University of Illinois at Springfield, will highlight key astronomical discoveries that have taken place during the 50 years since the Planetarium opened in 1963. Professor Schweighauser will describe what we have learned about the electromagnetic spectrum and dark energy, the discovery of nearby extra-Solar system planets, the search for planets with conditions appropriate for life, and the dramatic evolution of astronomical practices. Location: James S. McDonnell Planetarium Admission: Free, but space is limited. Call 314.289.4424 to reserve your seat.
 
 
 
 
 
04/20/2013 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
One of only four in North America, the Carl Zeiss Mark IX Universarium is the world's best optical analogue Planetarium projection system. Take this "behind the scenes" tour and you will learn all about how this system works, what it is capable of and what makes it so unique. You will even be able to get your hands on the controls! Space is limited. For reservations call 314-289-4400. Families welcome. Cost: $10
 
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04/26/2013 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Location: Throughout the Science Center & Planetarium Students in the Professional Program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy will be displaying posters and discussing how individuals can find high-quality information related to health and wellness via news media, social media and websites. Topics range from pregnancy to Restless Leg Syndrome to diabetes to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Maps will be provided to help visitors know where to find different topics of interest.
 
 
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