Chancellor Wrighton Welcomes Scholars at Planetarium

Night Sky projection at Planetarium

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton welcomed the new 2017 cohort and resident McDonnell Academy Scholars to the St. Louis Planetarium for dinner and a starlight presentation. The Scholars and other invited guests enjoyed a reception in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium lobby, before moving to the second floor for dinner.

Current Scholars and alumni presented one-minute thank you’s to voice their admiration of the contributions made by the McDonnell Academy’s founding benefactor, John F. McDonnell and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

The evening culminated in a star show, featuring a brilliant simulated night sky on the 24-meter dome of the Planetarium.

Scholar Spotlight – Video Thank You 

See photos of the 2017 Chancellor’s Dinner for McDonnell Scholars.

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