James S. McDonnell Planetarium http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Band Sleepy Kitty Becomes 'Laser Kitty' - For One Night Only http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-band-sleepy-kitty-becomes-laser-kitty-one-night-only <p>St. Louis indie rock duo Sleepy Kitty is known for mixing music with visual art.&nbsp; Which makes sense, as Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult are graphic artists as well as musicians.</p><p>But they’re taking art in a new direction with “Laser Kitty” on January 11 at the Saint Louis Science Center’s Planetarium. Laserist Brian Wirthlin will be performing a live laser show to the duo’s forthcoming album, “Projection Room.”</p><p>It’s the fulfillment of a long-held dream for drummer Evan Sult, who used to go to laser shows in high school and college.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:19:48 +0000 Camille Phillips 32762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Band Sleepy Kitty Becomes 'Laser Kitty' - For One Night Only 50 Years Of Astronomy In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/50-years-astronomy-st-louis <p>In 1961, a parent of one of Charles Schweighauser’s students told him that a planetarium was being built in Forest Park and suggested that he apply for the job of director.&nbsp; He figured that he was too young, but applied anyway.&nbsp; Much to his surprise, he was hired the day before his 25<sup>th</sup> birthday.&nbsp; Almost two years later, on April 16, 1963, the <a href="http://www.slsc.org/planetarium">James S. McDonnell Planetarium</a> opened its doors giving St. Louisans a state-of-the art way to view the universe in its star chamber.&nbsp; The space race between the U.S. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:45:38 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 25502 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 50 Years Of Astronomy In St. Louis