All Public Telescope Viewings are canceled until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates when the Science Center reopens.

Star Parties

The St. Louis Astronomical Society hosts public Star Parties at our First Friday events. Weather permitting, a number of telescopes will be set up and operators will be on hand to answer questions. Regardless of the weather outside, indoor events are scheduled and held inside McDonnell Planetarium’s Orthwein StarBay.

These events feature an extended version of our popular star show Live Sky: Tonight where we feature what is currently visible in the night sky including constellations, planets, current Moon phase and any other special astronomical events such as meteor showers or comets, etc., using our ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Model IX projector.