Free screenings, Saturday coffee, quizzes, lecture and concert at Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh

From June 29 to July 3, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh will host excursions “People and space”, a literary and musical performance “The little prince”, a quiz “Key to start!”, Saturday coffee, a lecture “How not to get sick in space. ”Participation in all activities is free, with prior registration.

June 29 at 6:30 p.m. the literary and musical performance “The Little Prince” will be held, timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the French writer, poet and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote this tale. It is full of mysteries and questions, to which it is not easy even in adulthood to find unambiguous answers. Or maybe, after reading the last page of the book, you do not need to look for them. “The Little Prince” is a story about how you can and should be able to love, that “the eyes are blind – you have to search with the heart”, because “only the heart is vigilant”. About the fact that “we are responsible for those we have tamed”, about the beauty and fragility of life.

The Little Prince will be presented by Anna Bogolyubskaya, an actress and soloist from the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic, and musical accompaniment performed by MM Ippolitov-Ivanov. Registration required.

June 30 at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00 there will be themed excursions “People and Space”, timed to coincide with the 108th anniversary of the birth of Soviet rocket and space technology designer Vladimir Chelomey. In the exhibition of the Center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” you can see models of launch vehicles, ships and satellites, rocket engines and automatic interplanetary stations, each of which in different years was a real breakthrough in the history of practical astronautics. Visitors will learn about amazing people who have done everything to make space travel possible. One of them is the academic Chelomey.

The future general designer was born on June 30, 1914 in the city of Siedlce (now Siedlce), located near Warsaw (Poland) in a family of teachers. When he was three months old, World War I began and the family moved to Poltava and in 1926 to Kyiv. There, Vladimir Nikolaevich entered the Technical School of Vehicles, and after graduating in 1932, he entered the aviation department of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. One year later, on the basis of this faculty, the Kyiv Aviation Institute was created. Chelomei graduated in 1937, a year earlier, with honors. Since 1944 he headed Experimental Design Bureau 51 (now NPO Mashinostroeniya, Reutov, Moscow region). He participated in the creation of rocket engines, Proton launch vehicles, Proton and Polet artificial earth satellites, Almaz series orbital stations, military equipment, including projectiles, anti-ship systems, etc. More about biographies of Chelomey can be found on excursions. Participation through registration.

June 30 at 7 p.m. guests are invited to the congress hall of the Center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” for the quiz “Key to start!” is a new activity format where teams compete to test their skills. It started in February this year. At the first summer quiz, visitors will be asked about the solar system’s planets, animals and plants in orbit, about the influence of space on art.

The quiz consists of several rounds, guests will have to answer questions about space topics. It is forbidden to use the Internet and mobile phones. All participants gather in the congress 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. To participate, you need to register via the link.

July 2 at 11:00 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 “The Continents and Oceans of the Moon and Mercury”, and the invited specialist will be a candidate for geographical sciences, author and host of geological and environmental podcasts Yulia Kuznetsova. The guests will discuss what is common in the structure of the Moon and Mercury, from where on these celestial bodies the sea plains and highlands on the continents come from, what the lunar regolith consists of. Registration on the website.

July 3 at 4 p.m. lecture “How do you not get sick in space?” The lecturer is Roman Chernogorov, a researcher, doctor of aerospace medicine at the Laboratory of Medical Informatics and Telemedicine at the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a specialist in space telemedicine. The causes of diseases in space can be the negative effects of the flight itself, common injuries or terrestrial diseases carried on board the spacecraft in the astronaut’s body in latent form.

Participants will learn about the solutions and prevention of these problems that space medicine offers us. During its more than half a century of history, this industry has accumulated a significant number of methods and tools for medical support to participants in space expeditions. They can be implemented both on board the spacecraft and outside it. Those who want to hear about it can sign up.

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