Nova Nights: Creepy Comets

Get in the spooky spirit at Nova Nights: Creepy Comets!

On October 31, grab your friends or your date and enjoy a geeky night out at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Enjoy drinks, a classic horror movie (Night of the Living Dead, 1968) and a live star show exploring the real story of some of sci-fi’s favorite villains, comets.

Comets have long been associated with impending doom and disaster, but what is the real story? Discover more as our trained Planetarium staff explore the Taurids Meteor Shower (thought to be caused by the debris left behind by Comet 2P/Encke) and the landing of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft on the surface of Comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko (the first comet landing in history) at our October Nova Night.

After this live star show, enjoy a special showing of Night of the Living Dead (1968) to get in the spooky spirit.

Your admission to Nova Nights includes:

  • A special presentation of the Live Sky Tonight  all about comets and the Taurids Meteor Shower
  • A classic science fiction movie, Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Cash bar

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

Location: James S. McDonnell Planetarium

Date and Time: Friday, October 31. 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