Two new shows at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium - To the Red Planet and Beyond

MONTRÉAL, June 15, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - In conjunction with its annual theme of Seeing the Big Picture, Montréal Space for Life is proud to present a new double feature at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Starting on June 16, visitors will be able to enjoy the fruit of two splendid collaborative efforts: One Day… on Mars, featuring an original musical score by DUMAS, and Asteroid: Mission Extreme, a National Geographic/ Sky-Skan co-production, narrated in English by Sigourney Weaver and in French by Isabelle Blais.

"These two fabulous multimedia shows will whisk audiences off to the universe of the possible, to the farthest reaches of the cosmos that has fascinated humanity since the dawn of time," says Montréal Space for Life Director Charles-Mathieu Brunelle.

One Day… on Mars (40 minutes)
Take a "road trip" to the Red Planet and enjoy a fascinating, thrilling immersive experience set to the driving beat of an original soundtrack by DUMAS. You'll dive into the depths of seemingly bottomless canyons and brave the violent winds that sweep across the icy dunes. As you explore a world that humans may well visit within the next few decades, to your surprise you may well be surprised to find yourself hoping to discover traces of life there.

Asteroid: Mission Extreme (25 minutes)
Narrated by Sigourney Weaver, this new show looks at how asteroids not only pose a grave danger for humanity, but also offer fascinating potential. Could they be used as supply stations for future space missions, or as stepping stones enabling us to cross the Solar System? The challenges are enormous, of course, but this kind of mission could one day prove essential to protecting our planet and exploring new ones.

New exhibition – Mars Rocks
Mars has fascinated humans for as long as we can remember. Human travel to the Red Planet is still a few years down the road, but you can already see pieces of Mars for yourself – up close! The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is presenting actual fragments of Martian meteorites, and explaining their astonishing voyage and the string of coincidences that put them on Earth's path.

For further information and to purchase tickets online, see our website espacepourlavie.ca/en

Montréal Space for Life is made up of four attractions on the same site: the Biodôme, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. These four prestigious municipal institutions form Canada's largest natural science museum complex. Together, they are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.

Visual, footage, fact sheets: bit.ly/Plane2016

 

SOURCE Espace pour la vie

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