What will be discussed at the Cosmonautics Day event / News / Moscow City Web Site

You can play educational games, find out how the universe works, model your own spaceship and take part in quizzes at events dedicated to Cosmonautics Day. They were prepared by cultural centers, libraries, museums and parks in the capital. For their guests, they will hold lectures, film screenings, concerts, missions and excursions. You can visit them from 10 to 17 April. Most events will be free. Some of them require advance notice.

Prepare for flight and visit Mars

Take part in a quiz, watch a soap bubble show and design a space rocket cultural center “Novoslobodsky”. On April 10 at 12:00, he presents the game show “Through the Universe”. Visitors will be able to overcome an obstacle course for future astronauts, play an intellectual game, participate in creative classes on creating computer game characters and visit a book exhibition.

Interactive entertainment program “Oh space!” will last cultural center “Friendship” April 10 at 12.00. The children will have to undergo sports training for space flight and answer quiz questions. Participants will also have a fascinating lecture about the lives of famous astronauts and the structure of the universe. The program is designed for children from the age of six. To visit, you must first register by phone: +7 495 384-58-38.

In the cultural center “Astrum” On April 12 at 5:00 p.m., the Nutcracker Dance Theatre’s show program begins. In addition, the Sphere simulator was prepared for visitors. It is designed to simulate various effects of gravity. You can register by phone: +7 499 148-56-10.

Cultural Center “Vnukovo” will hold an astronomy game for children “If I lived on Mars”. Participants will be divided into teams, each of which must develop their own plan to adapt humanity to life on this planet. At the end of the event, each “Martian” will receive a comical diploma “For Services to Space” as a gift. The match will be played on April 12 at 2:30 p.m. It is designed for participants aged 12 and up. You can register via the link.

Build a spaceship and go to the moon

You can listen to a lecture on the structure of the solar system in Library No. 12 named after IA Bunin. Lesson “To the stars!” held on April 12 at 2:00 p.m. It is intended for children aged 7-12 years. The lecture is given by the astronomer and head of the method support department at the Moscow Planetarium Lyudmila Koshman. She will talk about the solar system and the mysteries of space and explain how day and night change. Children will also learn about the first human spacewalk and see frames from popular science films from the Roscosmos collection. Log in through registration.

Nagornaya gallery will conduct a special lesson and excursion for school children. In the first part of the event, they will visit the exhibition of the artist Oleg Osmuk “Art-flight”, dedicated to the 165th anniversary of the birth of the founder of modern cosmonautics Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. Then the schoolchildren get an exciting lesson about the history of space exploration. They learn how rockets, satellites and space stations are built and how astronauts are trained. They will also be offered to participate in the quiz “How to conquer space.” The lesson is held on April 12 at 2:00 p.m. Registration takes place via the link.

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Visitors to the Fili Hall exhibition center will be able to try their hand at rocket science park “Fili”. On April 12 at 4:00 p.m., a concert and interactive program dedicated to Cosmonautics Day begins. Under the guidance of the host, park guests will try to build a spaceship or a rocket. Necessary materials will be distributed on site. In addition, a cheerful cosmonaut clown, amazing star walkers and other performers in fantastic costumes will perform in front of visitors. To participate in the event, you must register via the link.

The international research project SIRIUS and modeling of flights to the moon will be discussed in library named after Yu.A. Gagarin. On April 13 at At 19:30 there will be a meeting with Elena Luchitskaya, senior researcher at the Laboratory of Physiology and Biomechanics of the Cardiorespiratory System at the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, candidate of biological sciences, corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics. She will talk about the isolation experiments that have been carried out at the institute for more than 50 years, as well as about the impact of space travel on the human body. You can register for the event via this link.

See mock-ups of rockets and meet the pilot-cosmonaut

On Cosmonautics Day April 12, the cinema chain Moskino organizes a special entertainment and educational program. All events will be held at the Kosmos cinema. You can visit them by pre-registration.

A temporary exhibition will open in the lobby of the cinema, which tells the story of space exploration. The exhibition will include models of spacecraft, specialized clothing for astronauts and various devices for crew work in orbit. Visitors will see a model of a heavy-class launch vehicle of the Angara family, a model of a Proton series launch vehicle, a Sokol KV-2 space suit, a Kazbek-UM shock-absorbing chair and much more.

Citizens will be able to learn about the life and work of a cosmonaut in orbit firsthand at a meeting with pilot-cosmonaut Hero of Russia Elena Kondakova. She will talk about the characteristics of professional training and personal qualities necessary for work in outer space. The event will take place in the cinema’s main hall. Start 18:30. Immediately after the meeting, guests will be shown a short film by the Roscosmos television studio “How to Become an Astronaut”.

After watching a short film, children and adults are invited to the cult Soviet full-length sci-fi cartoon The Secret of the Third Planet (1981). This is a film adaptation of the story of the writer Kira Bulychev “Alice’s Journey”. The film’s heroes go on a space expedition in search of rare animals for the city’s zoo.

A frame from the cartoon

Remember the biography of Yuri Gagarin and contact the ISS

The Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics will hold a space week. From April 12 to April 17, guests will enjoy informative lectures about our country’s achievements in astronautics, the premiere of an animated film about the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, a family mission and much more.

So, on April 12 at 10:00, adults and children from 12 years and older will be able to join the All-Russian campaign “Space Dictation”. You can participate in it online, without advance notice. To do this, you must join the broadcast via the link. Participants in the dictation must answer 30 questions about space. They will be read by well-known cosmonauts, rocket and space industry specialists, and members of the International Space Station (ISS) crew. The names of the winners will be published on April 19 on the website of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center. They will receive valuable prizes, for example, a book about space signed by the president of the center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” Pilot-Cosmonaut Hero of Russia Fyodor Yurchikhin.

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On the same day at 12:30 p.m., the premiere of the animated film “Gagarin in Kuibyshev” takes place in the museum’s cinema hall. It was created by the Space Samara Museum and Exhibition Center. The cartoon tells about the life and exploits of the first cosmonaut on Earth, Yuri Gagarin. You can watch it without prior registration. Entrance to the cinema will be with tickets to the museum. If someone cannot attend the premiere, then you can see the picture on other days until April 17. Sessions will be held every 30 minutes from 11am to 6pm.

In addition, on April 12, the Museum of Cosmonautics will hold an unusual action “Say hello to space!”. Everyone will be able to send a postcard with congratulations to anywhere in the world directly from the museum from 13:00 to 19:00 for free.

The most curious visitors will be interested in looking into the museum’s lecture hall. There, informative lectures on astronautics will be given throughout the week. The first will take place on April 12 at 15:00. On her will talk about the most important achievements of the Soviet Union in space exploration. A April 14 at 4:00 p.m listeners will learn the difficulties and technical problems that accompanied Yuri Gagarin’s first flight into space. Admission to the lecture hall will be with tickets to the museum. Advance registration is not required.

At the lecture on April 15, it will be possible to get acquainted with the space attractions of the North-Eastern Administrative District “Space begins in the North-Eastern Administrative Okrug.” Guests will see photographs of buildings and monuments associated with the exploration of the universe, and will be told the story of their creation. For example, students will learn how the House-Museum of Academician Sergei Korolev works. The lecture starts at 15:00.

Photo by M. Denisov.  Mos.ru

And on April 16 at 2:00 p.m., everyone is invited to a lecture Museum Storytelling: Museum of Cosmonautics in detail». It will focus on exhibits that, for various reasons, often escape the attention of visitors – for example, on the technical layout of the emergency rescue system, which saved the lives of astronauts more than once.

Why do astronauts fly into space today and what scientific discoveries have been made thanks to their work? Guests will learn the answers to these and other questions at the closing lecture. It takes place on April 17 at 3:00 p.m.

The Museum of Cosmonautics, together with VDNKh, invites children aged 5 to 12 and their parents to participate in the Space Crew mission. After completing the tasks of the game, participants will learn how the well-known dogs Belka and Strelka helped scientists prepare for the first manned flight into space, what astronauts should know before launch, how spacecraft return to Earth and much more. You can complete the assignment until June 1. It is available to all museum visitors. Advance registration is not required.

Players can also enter the competition for the best chevron design (patches on uniforms). The cosmonauts will take the winner’s chevron into orbit. The finalist’s family will also have the opportunity to connect with the International Space Station. You can participate in the competition until April 25. For more information on the rules of participation, follow the link.

Cosmonautics Day is celebrated annually on April 12. On this day in 1961, a man went into space for the first time in history. It was the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who made an orbital flight with the Vostok-1 spacecraft.


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