Free screenings, lectures and Saturday coffee at Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh

On 13–15 May, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh arranges excursions to Space Outposts. Station “Mir” and other “,” Satellites. Earth from space “, lectures” Invented space. Vladimir Vernadsky, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Kazimir Malevich, Alexei Tolstoy, Georgy Krutikov, The Future of Astronomy, and Saturday coffee at Cosmos. Participation in all activities is free, upon pre-registration.

May 13 at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00 excursions ”Space outposts. Mir station and others “, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov. Guests will find out about the problems at the Salyut-7 station, where Dzhanibekov participated. Visitors will learn the history of the creation of long-term orbital stations in the Soviet Union, get acquainted with their creators and inhabitants. The Center’s guides will talk about the first docking of two spacecraft, how and why the Almaz station and the Mir orbital complex were created, how the work on the International Space Station is carried out today, and they will also show a full-scale mock-up of the Mir. the station.

Vladimir Dzhanibekov was born on May 13, 1942 in the village of Iskander, Bostanlyk district, Tashkent region (Uzbekistan). In 1960, he entered the Faculty of Physics at Leningrad State University, but left after his first semester and decided to become a military pilot. 1961-1965 he was a cadet at Yeisk Higher Military Aviation Pilot School, received a pilot engineering diploma with awards.

He made his first spaceflight on January 10-16, 1978 as a crew commander of the Soyuz-27 spacecraft during the program of the first expedition to visit the Salyut-6 orbit station. The second time he flew into space on March 22-30, 1981, as commander of the Soviet-Mongolian crew on the Soyuz-39 spacecraft, he worked at the Salyut-6 station. The third time Dzhanibekov was in orbit from June 24 to July 2, 1982, as commander of the Soyuz T-6 spacecraft during the Soviet-French program, worked at the Salyut-7 station. He made his fourth spaceflight on July 17-29, 1984 as commander of the main crew of the Soyuz T-12. During this expedition on Salyut-7 on July 25, 1984, he and Svetlana Savitskaya made a space walk, which lasted 3 hours and 35 minutes. The fifth time Dzhanibekov went into space was from June 6 to September 26, 1985, when he was the commander of the Soyuz T-13 spacecraft. During this mission, many problems arose, including when docking with the Salyut-7 station, which can be found on excursions. Pre-registration required.

May 14 at 12:00 p.m. in the lecture hall at the center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” takes place next Saturday coffee in “Cosmos”. This is a new format for educational activities that appeared at the exhibition this year. In a friendly atmosphere in the lecture hall over a cup of coffee, the participants will talk about the news of science. This time the name of the meeting is “Why Telescopes Fly Into Space”, and the invited specialist will be Vsevolod Lander, an astrophysicist, popularizer of science, employed at the Sternberg State Astronomical Institute. Guests will discuss how astronomers study space using telescopes, which new devices have been found by flying out of Earth’s atmosphere. Participation through registration.

May 14 at 4 p.m. lecture “Invented space. Vladimir Vernadsky, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Kazimir Malevich, Alexei Tolstoy, Georgy Krutikov. The lecturer is Andrey Velikanov, a Moscow artist, philosopher and art theorist. He will talk about Russian cosmists and their ideas, about how artists and architects from the Russian avant-garde described outer space. Registration on the website.

May 15 at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00 Visitors to the Center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” are waiting for excursions “Satellites: Earth from Space”, timed to coincide with the 64th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet scientific laboratory “Sputnik-3”. Guests will learn how satellite technology is used in the modern world, see models of modern and historical satellites and learn why the word “satellite” is known worldwide.

The third artificial Earth satellite – the first heavy scientific “laboratory in space” – was launched on May 15, 1958. There were 12 scientific instruments on board. The unit flew until April 6, 1960. Pre-registration via the link.

May 15 at 4 p.m. those who wish can attend the lecture “The Future of Astronomy”. The lecturer is a Russian astrophysicist and popularizer of science, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, leading researcher at the Swedish Astronomical Institute. PK Sternberg, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey Popov. He will talk about the most important prospects for the immediate development of the science of the universe and the probability of getting answers to difficult astronomical questions, as well as talk with participants about the future of astronomy in the next 20-30 years. Registration required.

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