MONTREAL, April 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - This morning, MONTRÉAL SPACE FOR LIFE is inviting media representatives to enjoy a breathtaking, moving experience with the very first visitors of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. The visit kicks off with the immersive show Continuum, an odyssey through the beauty and forces of space, created by Montréal artists Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. Next, in the Milky Way theatre, a scientific interpreter gives visitors a "guided tour of the Universe" thanks to a projector on the cutting edge of technology. Finally, the fun and interactive exhibition Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe offers a wide range of answers to the question: Does life exist beyond Earth? and reveals a wonderful collection of some 300 meteorites, some of which come from the Moon and Mars.
|Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium grand opening|
|Date:||Saturday, April 6|
|Time:||8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (media) - 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (general public)|
|9 a.m.||Doors open and the first visitor is welcomed to the Planetarium|
|9:30 a.m.||Start of show performances (schedules: espacepourlavie.ca/en)|
|Spokespersons will be on hand to answer your questions.|
|Parking: 3000 rue Viau - Viau metro|
By bringing the Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium together in one place, the Space for Life becomes the largest natural sciences complex in Canada.
The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium project was made possible thanks to the financial contributions of the City of Montréal, the ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications, Canada Economic Development and Rio Tinto Alcan. The land on which the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium was built was ceded by the City of Montréal and the Olympic Park.
SOURCE: Montréal Space for Life
For further information:
Photos and fact sheets: http://bit.ly/Planetarium2013
Information for media
Nadine Fortin, Communications Coordinator
The Space for Life
514-868-3053 / 514-250-7753
Karine Jalbert, Communications Co-ordinator
The Space for Life
514-872-1453 / 514-250-3230