• STARMUS V

  • A GIANT LEAP

  • 24-29 June 2019

  • Zürich, Switzerland

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Preliminary programme

Dear Starmus delegates! While the main programme for Starmus V is closed and all speakers confirmed, we are still figuring out the best way to give each contributor the slot that suits them most, given their busy agenda.

Below is a description of the topics and themes to be explored at Starmus V, but please note that days and hours may alter depending on speakers. The contents will not change, and all the topics highlighted below will be discussed at Starmus v.

Many speakers listed in our website (for example, May-Britt Moser, Elizabeth Blackburn, Donna Strickland, and many other distinguished speakers) will deliver lectures, join panel discussions and Q&A in the main programme as well as in the City Program which will be announced later. There is much more exciting content to be announced!

There will be no parallel sessions.

Throughout the Festival, Starmus will organise panels, Q&A sessions, talks and other events with Apollo astronauts Walt Cunningham, Rusty Schweickart, Jim McDivitt, Michael Collins, Al Worden, Charlie Duke, Harrison Schmitt, and with Claude Nicollier, Yuri Baturin, Tim Peake, Gennady Padalka, Sandra Magnus, Nicole Stott, Helen Sharman, Garrett Reisman and Chris Hadfield.

We look forward to sharing this awesome experience with you!

22, 23 June
  • 00:00 - 00:00

    ARRIVALS AND REGISTRATION

    Delegates and contributors will arrive and register.

Day 1 (24 June, MONDAY)
  • 10:00 - 12:30

    Registration and Morning Programme

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    Venue: Samsung Hall

    11:00 – 12:30
    Lectures and panels with the participation, among others, of Nicole Stott (eARTh from space), Chris Hadfield, Q&A with Tim Peake and Claude Nicollier.

  • 14:00 - 18:00

    To the Moon

    Venue: Samsung Hall
    14:00 – 18:00 (15:30-16:30 Coffee Break)
    This session will start off with a breath-taking set of talks on the history of lunar exploration featuring John Logsdon who will tell a history of Apollo Program, Yuri Baturin with an account of the Soviet Lunar programme, and Apollo astronauts Walt Cunningham (Apollo 7), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9) & Jim McDivitt (Apollo 9).

  • 20:00 - 22:30

    Official Opening of the Festival

    Venue: Hallenstadion
    20:00-22:30 (Break 21:00-21:30)
    Welcome
    By Garik Israelian, Brian May, Michael Collins, Claude Nicollier and several distinguished Starmus supporters.

    The Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication Ceremony



    Hans Zimmer LIVE: Once Upon a time on the Moon

    A concert in homage to Apollo Missions and those who made them possible.

Day 2 (25 June, TUESDAY)
  • 11:00 - 12:30

    Morning programme

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    11:00 – 12:30
    Venue: Samsung Hall

    Lectures and panels with the participation, among others, of Garrett Reisman and Sandra Magnus.

  • 14:00 - 18:00

    On the Moon

    14:00 – 18:00 (15:30-16:30 Coffee Break)
    On Day 2, we will revisit the Lunar odyssey as seen and lived by the Apollo astronauts Michael Collins (keynote speaker, Apollo 11), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17), and Gerry Griffin, the legendary flight director at the Apollo programme.
    Starmus V will gather a unique constellation of Apollo astronauts on its stage.

Day 3 (26 June, WEDNESDAY)
  • 11:00 - 12:30

    Morning programme

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    11:00 – 12:30
    Venue: Samsung Hall

    Lectures by Brian May and David Eicher (Mission Moon 3-D), Martin Rees

  • 14:00 - 18:00

    Back to the Moon

    14:00 – 18:00 (15:30-16:30 Coffee Break)
    Scott Pace (Executive Secretary of US National Space Council), Bob Smith (CEO of Blue Origin), Fabiola Gianotti (CERN´s DG), Long Xiao (The lunar exploration program of China: today and tomorrow), Mark Robinson (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) and Clive Neal (Back to the Moon).

    108 MINUTES: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
    TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED
    The traditional Starmus round table discussion featuring extraordinary speakers.

  • 21:00 - 00:00

    FILM SCREENING

    Starmus traditionally screens inspiring and thought-provoking films about space exploration and related issues, such as “Spacewalker” (about Alexei Leonov´s first space walk) screened at Starmus IV in Norway
    with the participation of Oliver Stone, Larry King, moonwalkers Harrison Schmitt and Charlie Duke, 2017 Stephen Hawking Medal winners Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jean-Michel Jarre.
    Watch out for updates on the programme to see what awaits Starmus fans this year!

    Panel with the creator of “First Man” Damien Chazelle, Neil Armstrong’s biographer James Hansen, Rick Armstrong, and “Spacewalker” film director Dmitry Kiselyov

Day 4 (27 June, THURSDAY)
  • 11:00 - 12:30

    Morning programme

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    11:00 – 12:30
    Venue: Samsung Hall

    Donna Strickland “Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses“
    Elizabeth Blackburn “Doing science better - for all“
    Helen Sharman
    Nergis Mavalvala

  • 14:00 - 18:00

    Beyond the Moon

    14:00 – 18:00 (15:30-16:30 Coffee Break)
    Day 4 will focus on the science that explores the Universe, brought to us by Ewine F. van Dishoeck (IAU´s President), Gennady Padalka (Life Aboard the ISS), Xavier Barcons (ESO´s Director General), Bill Nye (Planetary Society´s CEO) and Alan Stern (Beyond Pluto).

    Day 4 will continue with a 60-minute panel discussion featuring Nobel Prize laureates, and a lecture by Nobel Laureate physicist Samuel Ting.

Day 5 (28 June, FRIDAY)
  • 11:00 - 12:30

    Morning programme: to be announced

    11:00 – 12:30

  • 21:00 - 23:00

    CONCERT: Sonic Universe

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    Venue: Samsung Hall

Day 6 (29 June, SATURDAY)
  • 11:00 - 12:30

    May-Britt Moser Concert-Lecture Feat Trondhem Soloists

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    11:00
    May-Britt Moser Concert-Lecture Feat Trondhem Soloists

  • 14:00 - 00:00

    In The Universe

    14:00 – 18:00 (15:30-16:30 Coffee Break)
    A Cosmology panel with Nobel Laureates: George Smoot, Bob Wilson, Brian Schmidt and Adam Reiss, followed by Natalie Batalha’s lectures on Exoplanets.

    After the break, Barry Barish will take the floor. His lecture will be followed by the lecture of Emmanuelle Charpentier about gene therapy.

    Day 6 will continue with a panel on Life in the Universe that includes Jill Tarter, Emily Lakdawalla, Richard Dawkins and other extraordinary contributors.

  • 22:00 - 00:00

    Star Party

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    Day 6 and Starmus V will end with the spectacular Star Party with live music, an awesome event for networking and making plans for Starmus VI!