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Death by Comet

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Many scientists agree that a wayward comet hit Earth and took out the dinosaurs millions of years ago. Countless science-fiction and horror tales expand on the idea, and use the reliable comet as the harbinger of doomsday. This Halloween night, the spirited staff of the St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue; 314 or www.slsc.org/novanights) invites every brave boy and girl 21 and older to Nova Nights: Creepy Comets, which includes a special presentation of the Live Sky Tonight exploring the horrifying true story behind those creepy comets and the infamous Taurids meteor shower. Although the likelihood of an apocalyptic comet striking the earth within our lifetime is remote odds are it will take place before the nation's unending infatuation with zombies comes to an end. After the live star show, the science center screens the film we all have to thank for enduring this ongoing zombie apocalypse, George Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead. The doors open tonight at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door.
Fri., Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m., 2014

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