The Blind Man with Starry Eyes / Aboard the SSE-4801


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February 27, 2018 to June 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. / 10 a.m.
In English
Tuesday and Thursday
English : 25 minutes
French : 25 minutes
4801, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal, QC Canada
H1V 3V4

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The Blind Man with Starry Eyes

An ambitious tyrant asks a wise old man in his kingdom how he can become even more powerful. Although he insists, he can only elicit one answer: “Look at the sky and count the stars.”

When he realizes the old man will not give him more clues, the tyrant follows his advice and starts counting the stars in the sky. Gradually, they forge a relationship that changes the tyrant’s quest for domination into a quest for knowledge.

  • Animation film
  • Length: 23 minutes
  • Offered for ages 4 to 8
  • Fact sheet


Aboard the SSE-4801

Multimedia show produced by the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium (Canada)

Why is the sky blue? Where do stars hide during the day? Are there only stars and the Moon in the sky? To find out, hop on board SSE-4801 to discover what hides in the outer reaches of our celestial neighbourhood: the Solar System. Guided by our spirited host, you'll soar in orbit for an incredible journey, somewhere between the Sun and Neptune; exploring the eight planets, new moons, and an asteroid field. You'll also meet a cute and mysterious little comet. Ready for take-off? Let the adventure begin!

  • Length: 40 minutes
  • Directors: Isabelle Pruneau-Brunet et Simon A. Bélanger
  • Original score: Les Petites Tounes
  • Offered for ages 4 to 8
  • Fact sheet


Special March Break Hours (3 to 11 March)

  • 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday)

Special schedule Easter Monday (2 April)

  • Unavailable

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