Friday, April 5th

Welcome to Aliens and Astronauts,

Celebrating the Planetarium’s 50th Anniversary!

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

In the James S. McDonnell Planetarium

6 to 9pm          Experience Flight: Test out our new flight simulators ($5)

                        Create your own pocket constellation.

6:30pm           Demonstration: Where Are the New Worlds?

6:30 to 9pm     Public Telescope Viewing (Archery Field)

7pm                 Planetarium Show: The Sky Tonight (Star Bay)

7:30pm           Demonstration: Alien Auroras

8:30pm               LASERIUM ($8 for members, $10 for non-members)

10pm                  LASERIUM ($8 for members, $10 for non-members)

Please call 314.289.4424 for LASERIUM laser show tickets. Space is limited.

In The Loft (Main Building, Second Floor)

6 pm    DJ Quasar phones home some extraterrestrial tunes

7pm     First Fridays’ Trivia (categories to be announced on Facebook)

8pm     Science Café with Gregg Maryniak: Starships, Worldships and Interstellar Nomads

9pm     More intergalactic mixes from DJ Quasar

Demos and Activities, 6 to 9pm (Main Building, First Floor)

  • Make an alien DNA trait bracelet.
  • See a 3D printer at work and learn more about St. Louis’ largest hackerspace with Arch Reactor.
  • Create space age music with instruments designed by circuit bender Dustin Nosreppe.
  • Pic-Me-Pictures! Space-themed Photo Booth

In the OMNIMAX® (Main Building, Second Floor)

Evening pricing ($6, all tickets; $5 for college students with valid id)

6pm     Flight of the Butterflies

7pm     Space Station

8pm     Air Racers

10pm   Alien (1979) (**This movie is rated R**)

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