Free activities at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center during the week: including excursions, quizzes and lectures

Between 14 and 17 April, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh will host sightseeing tours for visitors with reduced mobility and people with hearing impairments, the quiz “Key to start!” and the lecture “The History of Astronomical Discoveries”. Participation in all activities is free, upon pre-registration.

April 14 at 4 p.m. There will be sightseeing tours in the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center for visitors with limited mobility. Guests will learn the history of Russian cosmonautics – from the very first steps to the present, they will see authentic samples and models of space technology in full size. The center is equipped with special elevators, which creates additional convenience for each visitor. Pre-registration required.

April 15 at 4 p.m. the staff of the center will conduct a similar tour for visitors with hearing impairments, which will be accompanied by interpretation into Russian sign language. Participation through registration.

April 16 at 12:00 p.m. visitors are waiting for the quiz “Key to start!” is a new activity format where teams compete to test their skills. It started in February this year. This time, the questions will be related to events in the life of the first cosmonaut on the planet Yuri Gagarin, new stories about space in literature and art, and fantastic stories about animals that paved the way for man into space.

The quiz consists of several rounds, guests will have to answer questions about spaces. It is forbidden to use the internet and mobile phones. All participants gather in the hall on the second floor of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center (the entrance to which is located at the back of the Cosmos Pavilion) and are divided into several teams, each of which can have from one to six people. The length of the game is 60-90 minutes. The winning team will receive free tickets to the Slovo Center at VDNKh. Registration on the site.

April 17 at 4 p.m. The Cosmonautics and Aviation Center will host a free lecture on the history of astronomical discoveries. The lecturer is an astrophysicist and popularizer of science, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, leading researcher at the Swedish Astronomical Institute. PK Sternberg, Professor at the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey Popov.

He will tell how humanity’s knowledge of the solar system, the stages of studying our galaxy and since the world of galaxies have changed. Particular attention will be paid to the “era of great astronomical discoveries” – the 1960s. The lecturers will discuss the latest achievements in astronomy: the discovery of exoplanets and the discovery of the accelerated expansion of the universe. Registration required.

To honor Cosmonautics Day, VDNKh together with the social network VKontakte published a series of short vertical videos dedicated to the exhibitions from Cosmonautics and Aviation Center. The purpose of the special project is to capture users’ attention online and invite them to visit the exhibition in person.

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