MONTREAL - RIO TINTO ALCAN will contribute $4 million as the founding sponsor for the construction of a new Montreal planetarium. In return, the facility will carry the Rio Tinto Alcan name.
The planetarium will be located in the same area as Montreal's other scientific institutions (Biodome, Insectarium and Botanical Gardens). The extensive use of aluminum in construction of the new planetarium is under discussion.
The current planetarium is operated by the City of Montreal, see www.Planetarium.Montreal.qc.ca.