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/R E P E A T -- Invitation to the media - The Montréal SPACE FOR LIFE celebrates the opening of the Rio Tinto Alcan

/R E P E A T -- Invitation to the media - The Montréal SPACE FOR LIFE 
celebrates the opening of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium/ 
MONTREAL, March 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montréal SPACE FOR LIFE invites 
media representatives to take part in major events surrounding the opening of 
the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. On April4, 5 and 6, 2013, the SPACE FOR 
LIFE is bringing together key figures from the worlds of science, business, 
tourism, arts and politics toward a common goal: to offer people from near and 
far original spaces in an urban setting and immersive experiences to 
[re]connect with nature! 
For the opportunity to live the experience of this new ground-breaking 
institution before anyone else and be there for the discussions on site, you 
are invited to the event of your choice. 
____________________________________ 
EVENT: PREVIEW 
April 4 at 1:30 p.m.:   Performances of Continuum, a show by Michel 


                        Lemieux and Victor Pilon, and From the Earth to
                        the Stars
                        Self-guided visit of the EXO: Our Search for
                        Life in the Universe exhibition
                         
                        The opportunity to speak with personalities on
                        site
                            --  Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon,
                                creators of CONTINUUM and creative
                                directors of the EXO exhibition at the
                                Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
                            --  Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive
                                Director of the SPACE FOR LIFE
                            --  Pierre Lacombe, Director of the Rio
                                Tinto Alcan Planetarium
                            --  Pierre Chastenay, Astronomer at the Rio
                                Tinto Alcan Planetarium
                            --  Martine Bernier, Museologist,
                                responsible for EXO, the first
                                exhibition on life in the Universe to


                            be featured in a planetarium 
EVENT: LAUNCH 
April 4 at 5:00 p.m.:   With 


                            --  Mr. Michael Applebaum, Mayor of
                                Montréal
                            --  Mr. Larry Smith, Senator
                            --  Mr. Jean-François Lisée, Minister of
                                International Relations, La
                                Francophonie and External Trade and
                                Minister responsible for the Montréal
                                region
                            --  Mr. Pierre Duchesne, Minister of Higher
                                Education, Research, Science and
                                Technology
                            --  Mrs. Jacynthe Côté, Chief Executive of
                                Rio Tinto Alcan
                            --  Mr. Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive
                                Director of the SPACE FOR LIFE
                         
                        Performances of Continuum, a show by Michel
                        Lemieux and Victor Pilon, and From the Earth to
                        the Stars
    EVENT: TOURISM AND ECONOMY

April 5 at 7:30 a.m.:   The business and tourism communities take a
                        look at the impact investing in an organization
                        such as the SPACE FOR LIFE—the biggest
                        natural science complex in the
                        country—will have on the city.
                         
                        A discussion with:
                            --  Mr. Nicolas Marceau, Minister of
                                Finance and the Economy of Québec
                            --  Mr. Erik Ryan, Senior Vice-President,
                                Communications and External Relations,
                                Rio Tinto Alcan
                            --  Mr. Jacques Parisien, Executive VP and
                                Chief Operating Officer, Astral Media
                                inc., and President, Astral Radio
                            --  Mr. Michel Leblanc, President and CEO
                                of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan
                                Montréal
                            --  Mr. Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive
                                Director of the SPACE FOR LIFE
                         
                        Performances of Continuum, a show by Michel
                        Lemieux and Victor Pilon, and From the Earth to
                        the Stars
    EVENT: ARTS AND SCIENCE

April 5 at 12:00 p.m.:  Players from the artistic, cultural and
                        scientific fields discuss how art and
                        creativity fit into a scientific facility.
                         
                        A discussion with:
                            --  Mr. Maka Kotto, Minister of Culture and
                                Communications
                            --  Mrs. Julie Payette, Astronaut and
                                scientific authority for Québec in the
                                United States
                            --  Mr. Charles Tisseyre, Journalist and
                                Host of the show Découverte on
                                Radio-Canada
                            --  Mr. Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive
                                Director of the SPACE FOR LIFE
                         
                        Performances of Continuum, a show by Michel
                        Lemieux and Victor Pilon, and From the Earth to
                        the Stars
    EVENT: THE ODYSSEY BEGINS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

April 6 at 9:00 a.m.:   Montréalers are invited to experience what the
                        new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium has to offer,
                        including its two unique world-class immersive
                        theatres: a fascinating odyssey through the
                        beauty and forces of space and an invitation to
                        reconnect with the planet!



Karine Jalbert: 514-872-1453 Nadine Fortin: 514-868-3053

For information or to make an appointment for an interview: Judith Dubeau: 
514-495-8176 judith.dubeau@ixioncommunications.com 

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SOURCE: Espace pour la vie

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