Nova Nights: The Still Sun

Explore the Longest Night at Nova Nights: The Still Sun

On December 20, enjoy a date night under the stars of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and learn about the upcoming the winter solstice. Your evening will include a live star show, a classic sci-fi film and a cash bar.

For thousands of years the winter solstice has been celebrated by those of us in the Northern hemisphere as the day when the sun's southward movement along the Eastern and Western horizons comes to a standstill.  During the days that follow, the sun starts moving northward along the horizons and the days gradually start to get longer as we look forward to spring. Learn more about this astronomical event at our December Nova Night in a special presentation of our Live Sky Tonight Planetarium show.

After this live star show, enjoy a special showing of Fahrenheit 451 (1966) to complete your evening. 

Your admission to Nova Nights includes:

  • A special presentation of the Live Sky Tonight exploring the Winter Solstice
  • A classic science fiction movie, Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
  • Cash bar

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

Location: James S. McDonnell Planetarium

Date and Time: Saturday, December 20. 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.