Free guided tours at VDNH for World Science Day

9 november 2021

World Science Day is celebrated on 10 November. VDNH invites everyone to free themed guided tours at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre and the Slovo Centre on World Science Day. Visitors are required to register in advance.

The Satellites: The Earth From Space tour organised for World Science Day will be held at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m . Visitors will learn how satellite technology is used in agriculture, how thunderstorms are studied in the atmosphere and what methods are used to study the ocean surface. The centre's visitors will also see the data on the geomagnetic activity of the Meteor satellite at the mission control centre, including radiation conditions, solar activity, a general view of the Earth's magnetic field and the strength of the geomagnetic storm. Follow the link to register.

The themed tour Chemistry and Space will start at 3:00 p.m. Excursionists will learn about the contents of rocket fuel, how spacecraft is protected from solar radiation, how cooling systems of space stations work and how chemistry facilitates the lives of astronauts in orbit. Follow the link to register.

The Slovo Centre for Slavic Writing will hold the tour titled O Tempora, O Mores! at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tour participants will learn how the customs of young people changed from pre-Mongol Rus to the 20th century. A variety of artefacts will help with that, including birch bark manuscripts written by common people, the Domostroy set of household rules and instructions and the Honest Mirror of Youth literary and pedagogical work. Excursionists will learn about the rules of 19th-century educational institutions—girls' boarding schools and lyceums. An interactive zone with diaries is dedicated to personal experiences of today's youth. Prior registration is required.

The Young Space guided tour will start at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at 6:00 p.m. Who was the youngest Soviet cosmonaut and at what age? What was the average age among the first group of Soviet cosmonauts? What did Titov, Gagarin and Tereshkova have in common apart from flying into space? Is there a perfect age for a space flight? The centre's tour guide will answer these and many other questions. Follow the link to register.

Anti-coronavirus restrictions are still in place at VDNH. Visitors will be asked to present a QR code received after the COVID-19 vaccination, a negative PCR test or a recent recovery when visiting the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre and the Slovo Centre. Children under the age of 14 can visit museums with parents who hold a QR code. Children aged between 14 and 18 can visit museums without a QR code or parents. Visitors are expected to wear face masks inside the buildings and observe social distancing everywhere on the grounds.

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