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Mexico headquarters of the fifth International Festival of Planetariums
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mexico, Oct. 28 (Notimex).- The exchange of ideas, materials, improvements in the service to the public that the planetariums visit will be the topics to be discussed at the International Planetarium Festival, which will be held from tomorrow 29 until the next October 31. The meeting will be hosted by the Luis Enrique Erro Planetarium (PLEE, for its acronym in Spanish), where 60 representatives of 38 national and international planetariums will participate. Organized by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt, for its acronym in Spanish), the festival reaches its fifth edition this year and, for the second consecutive time, will host the PLEE of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN, for its acronym in Spanish). The deputy director of the Planetarium Luis Enrique Erro, Antonio Romero Hernandez, informed that the first day of activities is scheduled for the conference "The Star Harvester", given by the Mexican astronaut, retired from the National Administration of Aeronautics and Space (NASA), Jose Hernandez. On Tuesday, the new screening produced by the PLEE will be presented, called "The unexpected gift", which is based on a history of astronomy. "The origins of time are told to this day, but in a very pleasant conversation of a child and his sister, production made by staff of the planetarium," said the official. Among the guests will be the Planetarium of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Planetarium in Beijing, China; Planetarium of the University of Santiago de Chile; Planetarium of the Library of Alexandria, Egypt. In an interview with Notimex, Antonio Romero indicated that the closing of the activities will be in charge of the Planetarium of Alexandria and Beijing, who will talk about the implementation of the cultural part, as well as artistic in the dissemination of space science in their countries. Although the planetarium is designed for planetarists, the fifth edition will be open to the entire polytechnic community.  NTX/ICB/MSG/ASTRO16/BBF read more
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