The Constellations

About

Ancient Guides, Modern Wonders

Constellations are your map to the night sky. These patterns have been passed down from culture to culture and help us locate objects of interest in astronomy while providing us a way to travel back in time to explore the people who gazed upon these same stars before us.

Explore the patterns that change overhead throughout the year in this live star show.

Average Show Length: 40-45 minutes

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Overview

Bring Order To The Cosmos

For ancient astronomers, the constellations were not only the products of scientific pursuits but often times also served as a means to understand their world and their very existence. Cultures around the world developed rich traditions seeped in astronomy that included their own interpretation of the constellations. Join us for this live presentation as we explore all about the constellations in our night skies.

This live show will explore:

  • What constellations are and how to find them.
  • Various constellations that can be seen at different seasons.
  • Cultural and scientific uses of constellations throughout the ages.

Recommended for all audiences.

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Star Show Pricing

This is a paid experience.

Ages

Price
Members FREE*
Children (ages 2-12) $5
Adults (ages 13-59) $6
Seniors (ages 60+) $5
Military $4

Up to 8 Free tickets every day based on membership level
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Showtimes

Thu. Oct 1
Fri. Oct 2
Sat. Oct 3
Sun. Oct 4
Sat. Oct 10
Sun. Oct 11
Mon. Oct 12
Thu. Oct 15
Fri. Oct 16
Sat. Oct 17
Sun. Oct 18
Mon. Oct 19
Thu. Oct 22
Fri. Oct 23
Sat. Oct 24
Sun. Oct 25
Mon. Oct 26
Thu. Oct 29
Fri. Oct 30
Sat. Oct 31

Thursday, October 01

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Friday, October 02

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Saturday, October 03

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Sunday, October 04

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Saturday, October 10

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Sunday, October 11

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Monday, October 12

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Thursday, October 15

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Friday, October 16

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Saturday, October 17

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Sunday, October 18

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Monday, October 19

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Thursday, October 22

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Friday, October 23

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Saturday, October 24

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Sunday, October 25

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Monday, October 26

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Thursday, October 29

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Friday, October 30

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm

Saturday, October 31

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm
Location

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.

Membership

Members stargaze for free.

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Accessibility

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.

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