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Starmus Festival and Stephen Hawking Launch the Book “Starmus, 50 Years of Man in Space”

 Garik Israelian presents the first copy to Stephen Hawking, the author of the foreword, who later today sets out from Southampton to Tenerife to headline Starmus 2014   The organisation also releases unpublished material from the first festival: the video 108 minutes of the round table discussions and a video interview with the cosmonaut Alexei Leonov   A book signing will be organized at the festival; the book will be available for sale at the festival and on the Starmus official website  Stephen Hawking and Garik Israelian today in Southampton TENERIFE, Spain, September 7, … Read more

35 DAYS – STARMUS ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION, NEW MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AT THE FESTIVAL AND AN UNFORGETTABLE CLOSING CEREMONY PAYING HOMAGE TO THE LEGENDS OF SPACE

Once again, the Australian enthusiast Alex Cherney won the unanimous applause of the jury at the festival for the second consecutive time, on this occasion thanks to his evocative collection of time-lapse sequences “Observatories” The innovative progressive rock band Nosound, the Greek compositor Alexandros Hahalis and the Greek Cypriot soprano Katerina Mina all form part of the festival’s musical line up “Legends of space: a tribute to Neil Armstrong and Alexei Leonov” and “Spherical music” are to provide the ending note to the closing ceremony of an unbeatable festival The … Read more

ASK STEPHEN HAWKING A QUESTION IN PERSON AT THE STARMUS FESTIVAL

The “Ask Hawking” competition gives the non-expert public the opportunity to question one of the greatest scientific leading lights Starmus is the most ambitious all-star festival in science where music and the stars come together between 22 and 27 September with the Canary Islands as a unique astronomical location  Madrid, 29 July 2014 – Starmus Festival announces another of the novelties for its next edition by launching the “Ask Hawking” competition, a new attraction that makes this one of the most eagerly awaited scientific encounters of 2014, with the Canary … Read more

STARMUS TAKES OFF: THE MOST AMBITIOUS ALL-STAR SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The Starmus Festival announces a supreme line-up featuring the biggest names in science today including Stephen Hawking, Brian May and Richard Dawkins The Canary Islands is the chosen setting for the only festival in the world that brings together Nobel prize-winners, astronauts, astrophysicists, biologists and anthropologists in the same place The Canary Islands confirms its place as THE location of choice for astrophysicists worldwide thanks to its advantageous geographical location and the astrophysical observation and research conducted there Astrophotography and music are key to the festival, including live performances from Rick Wakeman … Read more

Sci-fi thriller ‘51 Degrees’ screening adds to growing programme of events at Starmus Festival 2014 in Tenerife

10 June 2014 – Hot on the heels of the news that British physicist Stephen Hawking will be a keynote speaker at the Starmus Festival from 22nd-27th September in Tenerife, the event continues to strengthen its line up with the confirmation that acclaimed film director Grigorij Richters will be introducing the first private screening of his latest film, 51 Degrees. Richters, who has been making films since the age of 7 years old, will join his fellow crew member and keynote speaker, music legend Brian May, who, as well as … Read more

Stephen Hawking will be headlining the STARMUS Festival

The famous theoretical physicist will speak at the conference in Tenerife “To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit” – Stephen Hawking After a recent visit to Stephen Hawking at his home in Cambridge (United Kingdom) Garik Israelian Astrophysicist, founder and director of the festival STARMUS and researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), said that the renowned British physicist and cosmologist has declared that ” he was very much looking forward to attending the Starmus Festival and visiting the … Read more

“Group of legendary Russian Cosmonauts led be Alexei Leonov join the Starmus Festival”

We have great pleasure in confirming that our three Apollo Astronauts Charles “Charlie” Duke, Edgar “Ed” Mitchell and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt will now be joined by an equally impressive list of five Cosmonauts including the first man to walk in space Alexei Leonov, together with Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Sergei Krikalev, Viktor Savinykh and Yuri Baturin. Alexei Leonov, Russian Cosmonaut, on 18 March, 1965, became the first human to conduct a space walk. This historic event occurred on the Voskhod 2 flight. He was outside the spacecraft for 12 minutes and nine … Read more

Three Moonwalkers join the Starmus Festival

Harrison Hagan “Jack” Schmitt, Charles Moss “Charlie” Duke, and Edgar Dean “Ed” Mitchell will meet in Tenerife in September to participate in the second edition of this multidisciplinary festival for Astrophysics and Space Sciences.   The Starmus International Festival dedicated to the world of astronomy and science and with the collaboration of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), the Canary Islands Government through PROMOTUR Turismo de Canarias, the Cabildo of Tenerife, the Cabildo de La Palma and Astronomical Union International returns to Tenerife to address ” Beginnings: the making … Read more

We are back!

Starmus 2014. The inspiration that keeps us going!   It is the force that keeps us alive, and makes us look forward to complicated new challenges, the impossible a priority. It is the inspiration of such pioneers as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who both presented at Starmus 2011, the first two humans to set foot on the Moon. The ability to make the impossible possible, the vision not of what is….. but what could be!   Starmus Festival is returning in 2014, from 22 to 27 September in Tenerife, … Read more