VDNH invites to free screenings, lectures and Saturday coffee at Cosmonautics and Aviation Center

From 13 to 15 May, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh will host excursions in the space posts. Station “Mir” and others “,” 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. This was reported by the exhibition’s press service.

On 13 May at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00 there will be excursions ”Space outposts. Station “Mir” and others “, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov. Guests will learn about the problems at Salyut-7 station, where Dzhanibekov participated in solving. Visitors will learn the story of the creation of long-term orbital stations in The guides of the center will talk about the first docking of two spacecraft, how and why the Almaz station and the Mir orbit complex were created, how the work of the International Space Station is carried out today, and they will also view a full-scale mock-up of the Mir 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 the first semester and decided to become a military pilot. 1961-1965 he was a cadet at Yeisk Higher Military Aviation Pilot School, received a diploma from a pilot engineer 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 in the lecture hall in the center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” there will be another 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, 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, what new devices they have found after flying out of Earth’s atmosphere. Participation through registration.

On May 14 at 16:00 there will be a 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 site.

On May 15 at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00, visitors to the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center will enjoy the Satellites: Earth from Space excursions dedicated to the 64th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet scientific laboratory Sputnik-3. Guests will learn how satellite technologies are used in the modern world, see models of modern and historical satellites and also 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.

On April 15 at 16:00, anyone who wishes 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 named after AIPK Sternberg, professor at 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 to participants about the future of astronomy in the next 20-30 years. Registration required.


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