- Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
On April 7 and 8, Espace pour la vie invites everyone fascinated by starry skies, planets and astronomical phenomena to bring the family and celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan.
A weekend with lots for parents and children!
- continuing presentations on the theme of astronomy,
- the simulated exploration of an exoplanet by a remote-controlled probe directed from the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris (April 7),
- an autograph session by members of Les Petites Tounes (April 8), and
- two shows for young audiences: The Blind Man with Starry Eyes and Aboard SSE-4801.
Plenty has happened in the past 5 years!
The Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan has welcomed 1,447,800 visitors since it opened, including 137,500 children from daycares and school groups. When it comes to presentations, exhibitions, collections and shows for the general public and school groups, the figures speak for themselves:
- 20 different presentations (general public and school groups, not including shows and activities in the theatres)
- 17 shows for the general public
- 8 original productions created by the Planetarium team
- 5 licensed shows
- 3 original shows developed by Quebec creators (Continuum, Vertiges, Kyma)
- 1 co-production with the La Nef musical company (Mira, The Little Star)
- 1 permanent exhibition, EXO, and 6 temporary exhibitions for the general public
- The largest public collection of meteorites in Quebec (with over 300 examples).
Come celebrate with us – you’ll have an astronomically good time!