Rio Tinto Alcan invites the public to visit the new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium of Montreal

Rio Tinto Alcan invites the public to visit the new Rio Tinto Alcan 
Planetarium of Montreal 
MONTREAL, April 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto Alcan, along with 
representatives from the City of Montreal, the governments of Quebec and 
Canada, and other members of the Montreal community will gather at Montreal's 
Olympic Park to inaugurate the eagerly awaited Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, 
which will be open to the public on April 6. 
"The inauguration of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is the culmination of a 
wonderful project which began with the creation of our partnership nearly ten 
years ago," said Rio Tinto Alcan chief executive Jacynthe Côté. "For Rio 
Tinto Alcan, the design and mission of the new Planetarium corresponds with 
our commitment to sustainable development and our efforts to encourage young 
people to stay in school," she continued. 
"This is a unique centre for ongoing education that allows young visitors to 
gain a better understanding of nature and cultivate their interest in the 
sciences. It's an excellent way to stimulate young people's appetite for 
learning. The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is definitely a great asset for 
Montreal and will contribute to the education of our young people," concluded 
With its innovative approach to astronomy, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is 
redefining the very concept of a planetarium and is positioning itself as 
pioneer on the world stage. The building, with its bold design, incorporates 
the most advanced principles of sustainable development. It was built 
according to LEED standards and is seeking Platinum certification. It is 
designed as an ecologically responsible building which showcases the virtues 
of aluminium, a modern metal that is versatile, durable and infinitely 
recyclable. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, the Rio Tinto Alcan 
Planetarium offers visitors a novel experience of the Universe by pairing 
complementary shows, one more poetic in tone and the other more scientific. 
"We are very pleased to open the doors of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium to 
the public. It is a victory for the sound partnership that we forged nearly 
ten years ago, and we are most proud of this remarkable accomplishment," said 
Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive Director of Space for Life. 
Rio Tinto Alcan has contributed significantly to Montreal's social fabric 
since the company established its head office downtown more than 80 years ago. 
Through the Rio Tinto Alcan Fund, it contributes to hundreds of Canadian 
organizations including the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, the 
hospital foundations of the Université de Montréal and the McGill University 
health centres, the OSM Foundation, the McCord Museum, the Grand défi Pierre 
Lavoie, the Jeux du Québec, Passeport pour ma réussite, Allô prof, the 
Institut de cardiologie de Montréal, McGill University, the École 
Polytechnique and Centraide. 
About Rio Tinto 
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, 
combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto 
Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. 
Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. 
Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), 
gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt) and iron ore. 
Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North 
America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and 
southern Africa. 
For more information, please contact: 
Media Relations Rio Tinto Alcan Bryan Tucker Tel. : +1 514848-8151  
Media Relations Rio Tinto Alcan Claudine Gagnon Tel. : +1 514848-8151   
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