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Button promoting the Montreal Planetarium with the inscription “Montréal, c’est spatial”. Round aluminum badge, blue and white with steel pin.

  • Date 1980 c
  • Materials metal, aluminum, metal, steel
  • Measurements 5,6 cm
  • Accession Number 2021.47.28
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Historical context

This badge was created in the 1980s to promote the Montreal Planetarium.

It was in 1962 that Dr. Pierre Gendron, Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa, wanted to endow Montreal with an international planetarium. At a time when the city was restructuring to host Expo 67, he convinced the Dow brewery to invest in his project.

On April 1, 1966, the Dow Planetarium was inaugurated by Montreal mayor Jean Drap...

  • Date 1980 c
  • Materials metal, aluminum, metal, steel
  • Measurements 5,6 cm
  • Accession Number 2021.47.28
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Pointe-à-Callière Collection, Richard G. Gervais de l'Assemblée Collection, 2021.47.28
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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