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Montreal Families

Travel the solar system in new show

This summer, experience a sensational space exploration as you journey across our immense solar system. Starting June 18, 2022, the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan presents Worlds Beyond Earth, an immersive and engaging theatrical experience.

The show draws on scientific visualizations and real data from space missions by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and their powerful telescopes, super computer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the world.

Mars. Credit: American Museum of Natural History

The visual presentation will whisk viewers on an adventure as they sail through the dynamic worlds that surround us and learn about the unique conditions that make life on our own planet possible. Created by New York’s American Museum of Natural History, and narrated by Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o, the show features scenes depicting the evolution and complexity of our solar system. Follow the path of the Apollo Cassini, Huygens, Voyager, Rosetta, Galileo and Magellan spacecraft as they explore the meteor-marked surface of the Moon, discover the liquid methane lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan, and view Saturn’s swirling rings of ice and rock.

The public will also encounter one of Jupiter’s many moons, Io — whose volcanoes are sometimes so powerful that they can be seen with large telescopes on Earth. Europa, another of Jupiter’s moons whose subsurface ocean might contain more than twice as much water as all of Earth’s oceans combined. Comet 67P, the first comet to be orbited and landed upon by robotic explorers from Earth as well as the dry, dusty landscape of Mars, based on high-resolution global maps from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Global Surveyor and ESA’s Mars Express.

Worlds Beyond Earth is geared towards those aged 7 and up. The show runs approximately 25 minute and is paired with the animated show Celestial Chronicles, which has the same running time.

For information and tickets visit espacepourlavie.ca/en/planetarium

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