McDonnell Planetarium – Saint Louis Science Center

Saint Louis Science Center

Saint Louis Science Center at nightfall. Photo: Saint Louis Science Center

The McDonnell Planetarium of the Saint Louis Science Center is truly unique. From its distinctive outside hyperboloid shape to its auditorium design without seats and confining walls, it is a community icon. The unusual request for an “open” planetarium theater called for the most extremely bright stellar projections, a challenge outstandingly mastered by Zeiss fiber-optic projectors.

Opening 2001
Model UNIVERSARIUM Model IX
Dome dia. 24 m (79 ft)
Seats none
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