March 16, 2013: Open House at Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

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: 
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 
Nadine Fortin, Communications Coordinator Telephone: 514868-3053 / 
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SOURCE: Espace pour la vie 
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