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/R E P E A T -- Media Invitation - MONTRÉAL SPACE FOR LIFE Grand Opening of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium/


/R E P E A T -- Media Invitation - MONTRÉAL SPACE FOR LIFE Grand Opening of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium/

MONTREAL, April 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - This morning, MONTRÉAL SPACE FOR LIFE is inviting media representatives to enjoy a breathtaking, moving experience with the very first visitors of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. The visit kicks off with the immersive show Continuum, an odyssey through the beauty and forces of space, created by Montréal artists Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. Next, in the Milky Way theatre, a scientific interpreter gives visitors a "guided tour of the Universe" thanks to a projector on the cutting edge of technology. Finally, the fun and interactive exhibition Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe offers a wide range of answers to the question: Does life exist beyond Earth? and reveals a wonderful collection of some 300 meteorites, some of which come from the Moon and Mars.


    Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium grand opening

Date:     Saturday, April 6

Time:     8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (media) - 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (general
          public)
    9 a.m.    Doors open and the first visitor is welcomed to the Planetarium

9:30 a.m. Start of show performances (schedules:
          espacepourlavie.ca/en)
    Spokespersons will be on hand to answer your questions.
    Parking: 3000 rue Viau - Viau metro

By bringing the Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium 
together in one place, the Space for Life becomes the largest natural sciences 
complex in Canada.

The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium project was made possible thanks to 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. The land on which the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium was built was ceded 
by the City of Montréal and the Olympic Park.

Photos and fact sheets: http://bit.ly/Planetarium2013

Information for media 

Nadine Fortin, Communications Coordinator The Space for Life 514-868-3053 / 
514-250-7753 nadine.fortin@ville.montreal.qc.ca 

Karine Jalbert, Communications Co-ordinator The Space for Life 514-872-1453 / 
514-250-3230 karinejalbert@ville.montreal.qc.ca 

Facebook.com/espacepourlavie Twitter #planeMtl @espacepourlavie 

SOURCE: Montréal Space for Life

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CO: Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
ST: Quebec
NI: * MED 

-0- Apr/06/2013 11:00 GMT

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