The first “space” activities after the holidays at VDNKh: free screenings and lectures

On January 12, 15 and 16, 2022, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh will host excursions “People and Space” dedicated to the 115th anniversary of the birth of the founder of practical cosmonautics Sergei Pavlovich Korolev “Outposts in space” as lectures “Astronomical observations from The Surface of the Earth” and “Space Detectives”. Participation in all activities is free, with advance registration.

January 12 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m and 17:00 visitors to the Center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” are waiting for free excursions “People and Space” to the 115th anniversary of the birth of the chief designer of the first launch vehicles, an artificial Earth satellite, manned spacecraft, the founder of practical astronautics, Chairman of the Council of Chief Designers of the USSR Sergei Pavlovich Korolev.

Guests will see many 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. During the excursions, they will tell about the chief designer and other outstanding people who have never been outside the earth, but who did everything to make space travel possible for humanity. Participants will get acquainted with the legendary development of Korolev, Valentin Glushko, Vladimir Barmin, Vladimir Chelomey, Nikolai Pilyugin, Mikhail Reshetnev and others, and see their personal belongings. Participation in excursions after pre-registration.

January 15 at 4:00 p.m a free lecture “Astronomical Observations from the Earth’s Surface” will be held. The development of astronomy depends primarily on the ability of instruments to observe space – telescopes that work at different distances. Astrophysicist, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, science popularizer Serey Popov will explain how astronomical observations are made from the surface of the Earth, what are the characteristics of optical astronomy and radio astronomy and talk about the most important details of the radio telescope.

After the lecture, participants will look beyond the Earth with amateur astronomers from the Astronomical and Geodetic Association. From 17:30 Several telescopes will be aimed at the planets of the solar system on Promyshlennosti square under the model of the Vostok rocket. In good weather, everyone will be able to make their astronomical observations. Entry by pre-registration.

January 16 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m Cosmonautics and Aviation Center invites you to free excursions “Outposts in space” dedicated to the 53rd anniversary of the first docking of two manned spacecraft (Soyuz-4 and Soyuz-5) in the history of astronautics. Visitors will learn the history of the creation of long-term orbital stations in the USSR, get acquainted with their creators and inhabitants. The center’s guides will talk about the first docking of two manned spacecraft, how and why the Almaz station and the Mir orbital complex were created, and how the International Space Station works today. Attendees will also see a full-scale model of the Mir station. Advance registration is required.

The Soyuz-4 spacecraft was launched on January 14, 1969. Soyuz-5 was launched the next day. On January 16, the ships docked. It was the world’s first docking of two manned spacecraft. They were docked for 4 hours and 35 minutes. For the first time in the history of cosmonautics, a Soviet space station with four cosmonauts: Vladimir Shatalov, Boris Volynov, Alexei Eliseev and Yevgeny Khrunov began work after docking in a near-Earth orbit.

January 16 at 4:00 p.m everyone is invited to a free lecture “Space detectives”. Lecturer – popularizer of astronautics, blogger Zelenyikot, popular science writer. In 2021, Sherlock landed on Mars – this is how scientists named one of the research instruments on board the rover. But detective skills for space exploration began to be applied much earlier. Collecting clues, verifying observations and evidence, setting up experiments is the task of any scientist who, for example, wants to create an identikit of a “space fugitive” or solve a case of methane theft on Mars. Registration in place.

Age limits for all activities – 12+.

Registration means free entry to activities, including entrance tickets to the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center. Masks are required to enter the center.

The Cosmonautics and Aviation Center is a covid-free zone. The exhibition area will be open to guests who have a valid QR code on the date of visit, which must be presented at the entrance together with an identity document (for people over 18 years old), as well as children under 14 years accompanied by adults with a QR code. Children between the ages of 14 and 18 can visit the museum without a QR code and chaperone. For further questions, call +7(495)966-19-29.

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