• 24-29 June 2019
  • Switzerland

STARMUS FESTIVAL V

A GIANT LEAP

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Day 1
Monday, 22nd September 2014
  • 15:00

    Opening Ceremony

    Astrophysicist, director and founder of Starmus, together with two members of the advisory board

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    Garik Israelian
  • 15:30

    The Beginning of all beginnings

    Physicist, Nobel Laureate

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    Robert Wilson
  • 16:15

    Does the Universe Really Care About Itself? Communicating Astronomy in the 21st Century

    Editor, Astronomy Magazine

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    David Eicher
  • 17:30

    A Tentative Taxonomy for Alien Life

    Evolutionary biologist

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    Richard Dawkins
  • 18:15

    Neanderthals in the mirror? Modern human origins and our extinct Pleistocene relatives

    Anthropologist

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    Katerina Harvati
Day 2
Tuesday, 23nd September 2014
  • 15:00

    The Origin of the Universe

    Theoretical Physicist, Best selling author of the Brief History of Time

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    Stephen Hawking
  • 16:00

    Traveling in Space and Time with the James Webb Space Telescope

    Astrophysicist, Nobel Laureate

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    John Mather
  • 17:15

    The Chance of Dangerous Adventure

    Apollo 7 Astronaut

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    Walter Cunningham
  • 18:00

    Death Plunge! Destructive near Earth impact events – Asteroids & Airbursts

    Astrophysicist

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    Mark Boslough
  • 21:00

    Exclusive Film Screening “51 Degrees”

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    51 Degrees
Day 3
Wednesday, 24th September 2014
  • 15:00

    The Dark Side of the Moon

    Apollo 16 Astronaut

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    Charlie Duke
  • 15:45

    Carbon in Nano and Outer Space

    Chemist, Nobel Laureate

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    Harold Kroto
  • 17:00

    Seeing Space in 3-D!

    Musician and Astrophysicist

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    Brian May
  • 17:45

    From Little Bangs to the Big Bang, and Back?

    Particle Physicist

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    John Ellis
  • 22:00

    Teide Star Party

    Teide Observatory

Day 4
Thursday, 25th September 2014
  • 10:00

    Excursion to Teide Observatory

    *Optional 16:00 – Return to the hotel

  • 18:00

    GTC Round Table “108 Minutes” (La Palma)

    Live Transmission from La Palma Delegates will watch the round table from the Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Day 5
Friday, 26th September 2014
  • 07:00

    Excursion to La Palma Observatory

    *Optional 18:45 – Return to the Hotel

  • 20:30

    Sonic Universe Concert

    MAGMA Arte & Congresos

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    Rick Wakeman
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    Brian May
Day 6
Saturday, 27th September
  • 11:30

    Space Legends: A Tribute to Neil Armstrong and Alexei Leonov

    Starmus 2011 was Neil Armstrong’s last public presentation

  • 11:50

    Why did the Soviet Union not send a man to the Moon? Will Russia ever achieve this?

    Soviet Cosmonaut and first man to spacewalk

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    Alexei Leonov
  • 12:30

    Black Holes

    Theoretical Physicist, Best selling author of the Brief History of Time

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    Stephen Hawking
  • 13:00

    The Music of Spheres

    Special Programme and performance by Rick Wakeman, Alexandros Hahalis and Katerina Mina

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    Rick Wakeman
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    Katerina Mina
  • 21:00

    STARMUS FAREWELL BEACH PARTY

    The Ritz Carlton, Abama Beach Club