Gateway to the Solar System
This live show includes:
- What a solar system is
- Observations that people through the ages have made using the nighttime sky
- Discoveries within of our solar system and of new solar systems
- Where to find planets and other objects in the St. Louis sky
- Past, present, and future planetary phenomena
Monday, October 26
Thursday, October 29
Friday, October 30
Saturday, October 31
Sunday, November 01
Monday, November 02
Thursday, November 05
Friday, November 06
Saturday, November 07
Sunday, November 08
Monday, November 09
Thursday, November 12
Did we find life on Venus?
Scientists may be getting warmer in the search for life in the cosmos. Research released on September 14, 2020 in the journal of Nature Astronomy suggests the discovery of phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus – a possible signature of microbial life on our planetary neighbor.
While an exciting discovery, much is still unknown about Venus and further research is necessary to determine the true cause of these phosphine gas concentrations.
Star Show Pricing
This is a paid experience.
|Children (ages 2-12)||$5|
|Adults (ages 13-59)||$6|
|Seniors (ages 60+)||$5|
Star Shows take place in the Star Bay, the 2nd floor, of the Planetarium. Access is available through the stairs or elevator from the main Planetarium lobby.
Members stargaze for free.
Love the Planetarium? Become a Science Center member and watch star shows for free with every visit, as well as get a full year of additional members-only benefits.
Plus, members help support the Science Center and our mission to make science learning open to everyone.
Elevators and ramps serve all public areas of the McDonnell Planetarium.
We also offer hearing assist devices for Planetarium star shows. When ordering tickets, please let your reservationist know you’re interested in a hearing assist device, or speak with a Planetarium team member before your program begins.