Media Invitation - The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium Celebrates the Partial Solar Eclipse on August 21

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - On Monday, August 21, Montréal Space for Life invites media representatives to the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium to experience a rare astronomical event: a partial solar eclipse. In co-operation with Quebec vision professionals and the Société d'astronomie du Planétarium de Montréal (SAPM), Space for Life is hosting a whole day of special free activities for the public and astronomy buffs.



Monday, August 21, 2017


Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium


Special activities – all day, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Vision professionals booth
  • Free 25-minute Eclipse show playing in both star theatres
  • Observation of the eclipse – 1:22 to 3:50 p.m. (maximum eclipse at 2:38 p.m.)
  • Distribution of special goggles for watching the eclipse
  • Observation of the Sun, outdoors, with amateur astronomers
  • Live coverage of the total solar eclipse occurring at the same time in the United States


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Visual of partial solar eclipse:


SOURCE Espace pour la vie Montreal

For further information: General information and information on the astronomical event: Karine Jalbert, Communications Co-ordinator, Montréal Space for Life, 514 872-1453, 514 250-3230,, August 17 to 18 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday (August 20) - 6 to 9 p.m., Monday (August 21) - 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Spokeswoman for Quebec vision professionals: Dr. Cynthia Qian (FRCSC, DABO), Université de Montréal, Hôpital Ste-Justine, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont,, 514 880-5986, Available for interviews, August 20 and 21


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