In Kaluga, Baikonur veterans laid flowers at the grave of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. The celebrations dedicated to the 165th anniversary of the outstanding scientist, the founder of theoretical cosmonautics, began with a memorial ceremony.
Veterans of Baikonur, employees of the State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky, pupils of the Center for Space Education “Galaktika”, members of the Yunarmiya. Today, the crew of the ISS will congratulate the people of Kaluga on the anniversary of the famous fellow countryman.
To this day, two exhibitions have opened in the Museum of the History of Cosmonautics: “Tsiolkovsky’s Kaluga” and “My Kaluga”, which presents drawings of children with disabilities. In the House-Museum of A.L. Chizhevsky, an exhibition dedicated to the 125th anniversary of A.L. Chizhevsky and the 165th anniversary of K.E. Tsiolkovsky, which tells about the scientific and friendly relations of two outstanding Kaluga scientists and thinkers of the 20th century. The day before, a round table was held in Kaluga dedicated to preserving the memory of Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky and popularizing his ideas. In memory of the famous scientist, the museum’s website has been publishing weekly articles about the life and work of Tsiolkovsky since April.
In the evening, guests of honor, including those from Star City, will gather at the Museum of the History of Cosmonautics for the solemn meeting “Dreams of Space”. Right in the museum hall, where the figure of Tsiolkovsky hovers under the dome, Yuri Bashmet’s chamber ensemble Moscow Soloists will play.