Calendar


The Little Star That Could

  • April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Follow the story of Little Star, an average yellow star searching for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way he meets other stars, learns what makes each one special, and discovers that stars combine to make star clusters and galaxies. After Little Star finds his planets, each is introduced with basic information about the solar system. Produced by AVI, the Saint Louis Science Center, and the BCC Planetarium.
Planetarium

Larry Cat in Space

  • June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Follow the adventures of Larry Cat as he sneaks into a spacecraft to follow his human to a moon base. Learn about the moon — or, as cats call it, the “meeoon!” This show was created by Loch Ness Productions.
Planetarium

Space School

  • June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
How do astronauts train for missions? They go to Space School! Follow NASA astronauts as they prepare for the weightlessness of space by training underwater at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab and at Aquarius Reef Base on the ocean floor. Produced by Sky-Skan, Inc.
Planetarium

Spaceflight for Kids

  • June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
How did we go to the moon? How will we go back? What about the Space Shuttle and Space Station? What will replace the Shuttles now that they are retired? This program uses rocket models, 1/50th scale rocket drawings, and our new planetarium capabilities to help you find out!
Planetarium

The Sky Tonight plus Eclipse!

  • June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
Planetarium

Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun

  • April 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Thousands of planets—exoplanets—found orbiting other stars show that our solar system is not alone in the universe and that we must improve our understanding of planets and solar systems. As astronomers use the Kepler Telescope and rapidly improving technology, the discovery of exoplanets puts us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. How will this change how we view our place in the universe? Produced by Boston’s Museum of Science.
Planetarium

The Sky Tonight plus Eclipse!

  • June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
Planetarium

The Modern Universe

  • April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Different every time, this live program is about our modern understanding of space and the universe. Questions welcomed! The sun? Saturn? Exoplanets? Galaxies? What would you like to learn today?
Planetarium

The Sky Tonight

  • April 22, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
Planetarium

The Sky Tonight

  • April 19, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
Planetarium

Black Holes

  • May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Explore the science and mystery of one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. Where do they come from? Where do they go? How do we find them? What are supermassive black holes? Narrated by John de Lancie of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Produced by Clark Planetarium Productions.
Planetarium

Back to the Moon

  • June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Discover the Apollo era and what it taught us about the moon, then learn about the 30 million dollar Google Lunar X Prize offered to the first team who can land a private spacecraft on the moon and perform specific tasks! Who will win the Google Lunar X Prize?
Planetarium