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June 27 – July 3, 2016 / Vol 35, No 26 / Hawai`i Island, USA

24 Jun 2016, 20:14 UTC
June 27 – July 3, 2016 / Vol 35, No 26 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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STARMUS Festival in Canary Islands Combines Science and Sonic Universe in Tribute to Stephen Hawking

The Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), the Autonomous Community of Spain, and a number of partner organizations and enterprises including IAU and Astronomy Magazine are collaborating on the STARMUS Festival: Tribute to Stephen Hawking, Beyond the Horizon June 27 – July 2 at the Pirámide de Arona in Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canary Islands. STARMUS 2016 brings together the brightest minds from astronomy, art and music in a symbiosis that has the core aim of making the most universal science and art accessible to the public. This year the program is dedicated in tribute to brilliant professor and scientist Stephen Hawking, who is also a shinning inspiration and ambassador for differently-abled people everywhere. There are over 40 presentations from 8 astronauts (Alexei Leonov, Chris Hadfield, Russell Schweickart, Garrett Reisman, Michael Lopez-Alegria, Sergey Volkov, Roman Romanenko, Claude Nicollier) and a diverse field of experts including Brian May, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Martin Rees, Jill Tarter, and Richard Dawkins. The Sonic Universe concert features Oscar Winning Composer Hans Zimmer, Recording Artist Sarah Brightman and British rock band Anathema. Festival organizers IAC operate the Tiede Observatory, hosting ...

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