Starmus Festival to showcase the wonders of the Canaries Islands
Tenerife and La Palma will host the prestigious Starmus Festival from June 27th to July 2nd and hope it will once again turn the eyes of the world to the Canary Islands.
The event brings together eleven Nobel Prize laureates in physics, chemistry, medicine and economics, along with experts and artists from other disciplines.
The Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication will also be presented, recognising outstanding contributions to scientific dissemination in science, art and cinema.
Brian Eno, keynote speaker of this edition, has created a unique composition as a tribute to Professor Hawking, based on the sound of the stars.
The musical agenda will feature unique shows like the Sonic Universe concert, in which Hans Zimmer, Sarah Brightman with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife and the rock band Anathema, will offer exclusive performances.
The full programme of this third edition was formally presented in Madrid when president of Tenerife Cabildo, Carlos Alonso said: “We are delighted to host again in Tenerife this important event, that highlights the public’s growing interest in sky observation activities.”
“We hope that the meeting of all these top figures in one of the world’s major capitals for stargazing will inspire many other people to visit us and discover our wonderful island. As The New York Times stated recently in an extensive report about the astronomical tourism and the possibilities of Tenerife, our goal must remain the excellence. “
“Holding Starmus in Tenerife is for certain an achievement of this goal. In this new edition the guests will bring us many things, but is also very valuable what we can offer. We have the best sky, with two of the most important astrophysical observatories in the world, plant and marine species not found anywhere else and the best high-mountain volcanic ecosys-tem.”
Brian May, former Queen guitarist and Rick Wakeman, from the progressive rock group Yes, will once again be among the guests in this edition, together with the rock band from Liverpool, Anathema.
Further information on www.starmus.com