Located at Clayton Road and Faulkner Dr. in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, 63110 / Cake artist: Sarah Cross

 

Named for the aviation pioneer and McDonnell Douglas co-founder, the planetarium is part of the St. Louis Science Center. They are both connected to a bridge that is seen when accessing I-64/Hwy. 40. The planetarium is located on the site of an old mounted police station. The place opened on April 1, 1963. One of the main features of the planetarium is the Orthwein StarBay. It shows a view of what the night sky ‘technically’ looks like showing thousands of stars which actually exist, but without the interference of city lights, pollution and weather. On the first Friday of each month, the planetarium shows a free public telescope viewing at nighttime.

Entrance to the planetarium (with the cake in sight!)
Entrance to the planetarium (with the cake in sight!)
Business by day....
Business by day….
...party by night!
…party by night!

Cake placement date: May 1

Where is the cake now?: The cake was sold in the biddingforgood auction for $590 on 1/1/2015.

Notes: Its artist, Sarah Cross, is the sister of cake artist Emily, as well as the daughter of multi-cake artist Andy Cross.

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