James S. McDonnell Planetarium

Cityscape
4:19 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

St. Louis Band Sleepy Kitty Becomes 'Laser Kitty' - For One Night Only

Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult make up the indie rock band Sleepy Kitty.
Shervin Lainez

St. Louis indie rock duo Sleepy Kitty is known for mixing music with visual art.  Which makes sense, as Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult are graphic artists as well as musicians.

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.”

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.

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St. Louis on the Air
7:45 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

50 Years Of Astronomy In St. Louis

James S. McDonnell Planetarium's 50th Anniversary
Saint Louis Science Center

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.  He figured that he was too young, but applied anyway.  Much to his surprise, he was hired the day before his 25th birthday.  Almost two years later, on April 16, 1963, the James S. McDonnell Planetarium opened its doors giving St. Louisans a state-of-the art way to view the universe in its star chamber.  The space race between the U.S.

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