Starmus V Festival Zurich Switzerland

Starmus V Festival Zurich Switzerland

Starmus V Festival Zurich Switzerland

Starmus V Festival Zurich Switzerland

What is Starmus V?

Starmus V, is the fifth edition of a unique festival which is taking place in Zurich from 24th – 29th June 2019.  It is billed as a “global festival of science communication and art that brings together the most brilliant minds on the planet”. The idea behind the festival is for it to inspire, to get people enquiring about the world we live in and the universe beyond.

There are presentations, discussions, music and more. All these are designed to regenerate the spirit of discovery and get people to ask questions about the biggest questions that face humanity today.

Starmus V Festival Zurich Switzerland

Photos from Monday’s press conference

Exciting Agenda Each Day

Every day there is a different agenda. With star studded panel discussions made up of scientists, musicians, astronauts and experts, talks and debates, a live concert and a film screening there is something for everyone.

We went on the first day and attended the Press Conference and the Stephen Hawking Awards as well as the concert Once Upon A Time On the Moon. Take a look at the photos here to get an idea.

It was a great honour to actually meet some of the astronauts…

Buzz Aldrin Astronaut at Starmus V Zurich

Buzz Aldrin Astronaut at Starmus V Zurich

Buzz Aldrin one of the first two men to land on the moon in Apollo 11

Charlie Duke Astronaut Apollo 16

Charlie Duke Astronaut Apollo 16 at Starmus Zurich

Charlie Duke Astronaut Apollo 16

The Stephen Hawking Medal For Science Communication

Buzz Aldrin Astronaut at Starmus V Zurich

The late Stephen Hawking greatly enjoyed the Starmus Festival and said of it “In a world beset by so many terrible problems, and so lacking in solutions, STARMUS offers a ray of hope. Starmus confirms its position as a unique debating chamber for the future of the human race.“

Starmus V Festivlal Zurich Switzerland

In his honour Starmus has created an award for Science Communication.

Brian Eno Musician receives Starmus Award

Brian Eno receives his award

Peter Gabriel at Starmus Zurich

Peter Gabriel (above) was also present. And Elon Musk (below) joined for a short while via video link.

Elon Musk and Starmus Festival Zurich

Once Upon A Time On The Moon

starmus - Once Upon A time on the moon

Hans Zimmer’s concert, “Once Upon A Time On The Moon” was created in honour of the Apollo Missions and its central themes were music, video, art and space travel.

Rick Wakeman at Starmus V Zurich Switzerland

Rick Wakeman at Starmus V Zurich Switzerland

Rick Wakeman at Starmus V Festival Zurich CH

Rick Wakeman

Starmus V Zurich Switzerland

Steve Vai at starmus festival zurich

Steve Vai at starmus festival zurich

Steve Vai

It was an amazing performance with special guests Brian May, Brian Eno, Rick Wakeman, Steve Vai, Kip Thorne, Paul Franklin, Garik Israelian, Carlos Moedas, Armen Sarkissian, Tony Fadell and other stars.

Brian May at Starmus Festival Zurich

Brian May at Starmus V Zurich Switzerland

Brian May at Starmus V Zurich Switzerland

Musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, Brian May

Unique Event

The Starmus Festival is entertaining, educational and thought provoking and will appeal to young and old alike. Attending the event are a total of 15 Nobel prize-winners and 20 astronauts, along with 50 top scientists and engineers. Most of the events are taking place in the Samsung Hall in Dübendorf. If you have the chance to go along I can highly recommend it. You can buy tickets and find out more on the Starmus Website here.

 Starmus Festival Zurich

Short Video of The Concert

 

Starmus V Festival Zurich

When: 24th – 29th June 2019

Where: Samsung Hall, Dübendorf, Zurich

Nearest Train Station:  Stettbach ( 2 minutes walk to Samsung Hall)

Tickets: See the website below and please note 50% discount for students.

Click here for the program

Visit the Starmus V Festival website here.

Google map Samsung Hall

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Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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