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Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium aims for the stars

Planetarium exterior.jpgThe largest natural sciences museum complex in Canada is in Montreal. And it just got bigger.

The Montreal Space for Life includes the Botanical Garden, Insectarium, Biodome and now a striking new Planetarium.

The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is located right next to the Biodome in the east end of the city, dominated by two large silver silos pointing like telescopes at the sky. Besides this distinctive, environmentally friendly architecture, the planetarium takes a unique approach to space, linking not only earth and sky, but also science, art and poetry.

Planetarium interior 2.jpgThe $48-million dollar planetarium opens on April 6th, but there's an open house for the public today.

We invited in the executive director of the Montreal Space for Life, Charles-Matthieu Brunelle, to tell us more.

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