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The National Library of Belarus at TIBO 2019

Space Travels

Space Travels
Other events
From April 8 to April 28
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Room 306

The book-illustrative exhibition "Space Travels", dedicated to the Cosmonautics Day, is held from April 8 to April 28 in the Art Documents reading room (room 306).

From ancient times, the eyes of people rushed into the mysterious and fascinating starry sky. The sun and the moon, the planets and constellations attracted with their uncertainty and raised a lot of questions. Over time, the shroud of secracy began to open up due to astronomy and the scientific discoveries of prominent scientists: Pythagoras, Aristotle, Ptolemy, N. Copernicus, G. Galileo, I. Kepler, I. Newton, A. Einstein...

By the middle of the 20th century, dreams of space were materialised: Sergei Korolev launched the first artificial satellite of the Earth in 1957, and Yuri Gagarin made the first orbital flight on April 12, 1961.

Astronomy, celestial bodies and space travel attracted the attention of not only scientists. The exhibition presents reproductions of paintings by artists of different eras and styles, including the Milky Way by Tintoretto, Astronomer by Vermeer, The Starry Night by Van Gogh etc. Visitors will see reproductions of works by soviet artists, witnesses and contemporaries of the birth of the space age. The works by cosmonauts A. Leonov and V. Dzhanibekov will be interesting too.

The space theme was vividly embodied in Belarusian art, in particular, in the works by Yazep Drozdovich. At the exhibition there are albums of reproductions, monographs, articles about the artist, as well as his unique book "Nyabesnye Begі", the first study on astronomy in the Belarusian language. Information about the “space sculptor” Ivan Misko and his gallery of space explorers will also be presented.

The exposition includes a number of articles on the space subjects in cinema on the example of the films “Star Wars”, “Gravity”, “Gagarin: First in space”, “Salyut 7”, “The Age of Pioneers”.

Colorful photo albums representing unique photos of the International Space Station, as well as astrophotographs by the Belarusian astronomer Viktor Malyshchitsa will be exposed.

There are more than 50 documents.

The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours.
Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

Tel.: (+375 17) 293 27 53.
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