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History of geographic discoveries at Moscow Planetarium

The Moscow Planetarium is running an exhibition about expeditions of Bellingshausen and Lazarev — Russian navigators and Antarctica discoverers. The first-day presentation of the display is to take place 03:30 pm till 05:00 pm.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Antarctica's and the 500th anniversary of the Strait of Magellan's discovery. You will learn about geographical discoveries, the life of the Spanish and Portuguese navigator Fernand de Magellan, who found the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Subsequently, the strait was named in the navigator's honour.

On the opening day of the exhibition, visitors will be able to ask questions and take photos with travellers. Yekaterina Grachyova, a Russian TV presenter and daughter of the first Soviet person to set foot on the Antarctic ice in 1956, will join the opening ceremony to tell about the first Soviet expedition to Antarctica, in which her father, polar explorer Igor Grachyov, took part. The event will feature rare archival photos covering this expedition.

Polar traveller and member of many expeditions Matvei Shparo, who set a pioneering record at the North Pole, will be among the guests, too.

The exhibition will run until the end of the year. Admission by the Museum ticket.

The Moscow Planetarium is running an exhibition about expeditions of Bellingshausen and Lazarev — Russian navigators and Antarctica discoverers. The first-day presentation of the display is to take place 03:30 pm till 05:00 pm.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Antarctica's and the 500th anniversary of the Strait of Magellan's discovery. You will learn about geographical discoveries, the life of the Spanish and Portuguese navigator Fernand de Magellan, who found the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Subsequently, the strait was named in the navigator's honour.

On the opening day of the exhibition, visitors will be able to ask questions and take photos with travellers. Yekaterina Grachyova, a Russian TV presenter and daughter of the first Soviet person to set foot on the Antarctic ice in 1956, will join the opening ceremony to tell about the first Soviet expedition to Antarctica, in which her father, polar explorer Igor Grachyov, took part. The event will feature rare archival photos covering this expedition.

Polar traveller and member of many expeditions Matvei Shparo, who set a pioneering record at the North Pole, will be among the guests, too.

The exhibition will run until the end of the year. Admission by the Museum ticket.

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