Invitation to the media - The Montréal SPACE FOR LIFE celebrates the opening of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

MONTREAL, March 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montréal SPACE FOR LIFE invites media representatives to take part in major events surrounding the opening of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. On April 4, 5 and 6, 2013, the SPACE FOR LIFE is bringing together key figures from the worlds of science, business, tourism, arts and politics toward a common goal: to offer people from near and far original spaces in an urban setting and immersive experiences to [re]connect with nature!

For the opportunity to live the experience of this new ground-breaking institution before anyone else and be there for the discussions on site, you are invited to the event of your choice.

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EVENT: PREVIEW
April 4 at 1:30 p.m.: Performances of Continuum, a show by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, and From the Earth to the Stars
  Self-guided visit of the EXO: Our Search for Life in the Universe exhibition
   

The opportunity to speak with personalities on site

  • Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, creators of CONTINUUM and creative directors of the EXO exhibition at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
  • Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive Director of the SPACE FOR LIFE
  • Pierre Lacombe, Director of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
  • Pierre Chastenay, Astronomer at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
  • Martine Bernier, Museologist, responsible for EXO, the first exhibition on life in the Universe to be featured in a planetarium
 
EVENT: LAUNCH
April 4 at 5:00 p.m.:

With
  • Mr. Michael Applebaum, Mayor of Montréal
  • Mr. Larry Smith, Senator
  • Mr. Jean-François Lisée, Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade and Minister responsible for the Montréal region
  • Mr. Pierre Duchesne, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
  • Mrs. Jacynthe Côté, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Alcan
  • Mr. Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive Director of the SPACE FOR LIFE
   
  Performances of Continuum, a show by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, and From the Earth to the Stars
 
EVENT: TOURISM AND ECONOMY
April 5 at 7:30 a.m.:   The business and tourism communities take a look at the impact investing in an organization such as the SPACE FOR LIFE—the biggest natural science complex in the country—will have on the city.
   

A discussion with:
  • Mr. Nicolas Marceau, Minister of Finance and the Economy of Québec
  • Mr. Erik Ryan, Senior Vice-President, Communications and External Relations, Rio Tinto Alcan
  • Mr. Jacques Parisien, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, Astral Media inc., and President, Astral Radio
  • Mr. Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal
  • Mr. Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive Director of the SPACE FOR LIFE
   
  Performances of Continuum, a show by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, and From the Earth to the Stars
 
EVENT: ARTS AND SCIENCE
April 5 at 12:00 p.m.:  Players from the artistic, cultural and scientific fields discuss how art and creativity fit into a scientific facility.
   

A discussion with:
  • Mr. Maka Kotto, Minister of Culture and Communications
  • Mrs. Julie Payette, Astronaut and scientific authority for Québec in the United States
  • Mr. Charles Tisseyre, Journalist and Host of the show Découverte on Radio-Canada
  • Mr. Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive Director of the SPACE FOR LIFE
   
  Performances of Continuum, a show by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, and From the Earth to the Stars
 
EVENT: THE ODYSSEY BEGINS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC
April 6 at 9:00 a.m.:  Montréalers are invited to experience what the new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium has to offer, including its two unique world-class immersive theatres: a fascinating odyssey through the beauty and forces of space and an invitation to reconnect with the planet!

 

SOURCE: Espace pour la vie

For further information:

Karine Jalbert: 514-872-1453
Nadine Fortin: 514-868-3053 

For information or to make an appointment for an interview:
Judith Dubeau:
514-495-8176
judith.dubeau@ixioncommunications.com

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