At the MSU science festival will be held a session with the ISS

© NASAВид to Earth from the ISS. Archival photoAt the MSU science festival will be held a session with the ISS© NASA

One of the key events of the upcoming the VII all-Russian festival of science NAUKA 0+ will be the traditional linkup visitors to the International space station, said the rector of Lomonosov Moscow state University Viktor Sadovnichy.

«The festival program — a mandatory session with the International space station,» — said Sadovnichy on Friday at a press conference in MIA «Russia today».

The session will take place on 7 October. Interlocutor of the audience in the MSU Shuvalov building will become the hero of Russia, the scientist and the commander of the ISS-52/53 TPK «Soyuz MS-05» pilot-cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy.

Collection of the most interesting questions in social networks, with the participation of the state Corporation «Roscosmos» is open on the account page, the «RIA Novosti» media group «Russia today» in «Vkontakte» to 1 October inclusive. The number of questions from social media users is around 200. Answers Ryazan voiced during the communication session.

VII all-Russian science festival will be held in 80 regions of Russia. This is one of the most ambitious social projects in the field of popularization of science, which is supported by the Ministry of education and science of Russia, Moscow government (Department of science, industrial policy and entrepreneurship) and MSU. The main theme of the festival this year is «Big data.»

The main goal of the festival is to popularize science amongst audiences of all ages (which, in particular, says its slogan NAUKA 0+, «science for all»). MIA «Russia today» — General information partner of the VII all-Russian festival of science NAUKA 0+.

The festival this year — lectures of Nobel laureates and laureates of the State prize of the Russian Federation, prominent Russian and foreign scientists, fun science shows and discussions about the future of humanity, the world premiere of the VR-movie «sungir» about the first Homo sapiens in Europe, the largest interactive popular science exhibition, teleconference with the ISS, Antarctic station, CERN and many more. The festival program is designed for a broad audience with no age limits and this year includes nearly 2 thousands of unique events.

Central regional festival site NAUKA0+: Moscow (6-8 October), Salekhard (September 30-October 1), Samara (October 6-8), Vladivostok (27-27 October), Krasnoyarsk (1-3 December).

In the capital of the festival events will be held at the MSU Expo center, major universities, museums, research centers, and an additional 90 sites.