An invitation from the Mayor of Montréal
MONTREAL, March 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Exactly three weeks before the official
opening of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Mayor of Montréal, Mr.
Michael Applebaum, sends out an invitation to all citizens of the Montréal
urban community! On March16, an open house will give the public an
opportunity to discover the new building and those who created it, via a
unique itinerary specially conceived for this event—a fascinating visit!
"Since 1966, Montrealers have had a wonderful love affair with their
Planetarium. This is why we are pleased to open the doors of the Rio Tinto
Alcan Planetarium to them for a sneak peek. They can be proud to be among the
first to step inside this boldly designed building, which will, without
question, help raise Montréal's profile," Mayor Applebaum declares.
Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive Director of the Montréal Space for Life,
adds: "The arrival of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium marks a turning point
for the Space for Life. Finally together in one place, the Biodôme, the
Insectarium, the Botanical Garden and now the new Planetarium will offer
visitors a complete experience of nature, from the infinitely small to the
infinitely large. We are pleased to give the public this exclusive look at the
Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium as our teams put on the finishing touches ahead of
the grand opening on April6."
Discovering the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
On March16, for the very first time, visitors will be allowed inside the
building to see the new facilities, including two theatres offering immersive
experiences as of April6. A surprising itinerary will reveal the scope of
the project, its bold architecture and the expertise of the craftspeople who
have contributed to this magnificent achievement of the Space for Life.
|Open House at Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium |
|Saturday, March 16 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - free admission|
|Tour of building: Approx. 40 minutes |
|Parking: 3000 rue Viau - Viau metro |
The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium project was made possible thanks to the
cooperation of the Olympic Park and 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.
Photos and fact sheets:http://bit.ly/plane16mars
Source: Jonathan Abecassis, Press Attaché Office of the Mayor and Executive
Committee Telephone: 514 872-9998
Information: Karine Jalbert, Communications Coordinator Telephone: 514
872-1453 / 514250-3230 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Nadine Fortin, Communications Coordinator Telephone: 514868-3053 /
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SOURCE: Espace pour la vie
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