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Enjoy a date night under the stars in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium where we will learn about the night sky, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and how the Moon became the target of Cold War politics. In addition to the star show there will be a screening of the Cold War satire film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Prior to the start of the film there will be a conversation about the film hosted by a content expert.


Movie Trailer

Your admission to this event also includes:

  • Snacks
  • Cash Bar

The Event Schedule is as follows:

  • 6:30 pm: Planetarium star bay opens for event admission.
  • 7:00 pm: Star show begins
  • 8:00 pm: Movie introduction and Q&A session
  • 8:30 pm: Showing of Dr. Strangelove (1964, PG, regular film format)
  • 11:00 pm: Event ends

Parking for Star Dates is only at the Planetarium parking lot in Forest Park. Parking is free.

To make your evening more comfortable, feel free to bring blankets and pillows. A limited number of floor mats will be available.


July 12
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm


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