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Starmus. Beginnings. The Making of the Modern Cosmos. September 22-27, 2014

This unique event will feature presentations from Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Nobel Prize Winners and prominent figures from science, culture, the arts and music.

An astronomical and artistic experience that will enhance your perception of your place in the Universe and change your life forever!

The Starmus Festival is open to everyone young and old, beginners, amateurs and professionals. Anyone who holds a passion for astronomy and space exploration, and who has a desire to know more about where we came from and what’s out there.

Speakers and special guests

Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Nobel Prize winners, eminent researchers and prominent figures from science, culture, the arts and music will preside over a conference to both discuss and try to answer the big questions of the day: Where do we come from?. Where are we headed?

Keynote Speaker – Stephen Hawking. Theoretical Physicist and Cosmologist. Considered one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, his work on the origins and structure of the universe, the Big Bang to black holes, has revolutionized the field of cosmology.

Canary Islands. A Vantage Point for Observing the Universe

Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and El Hierro form a unique island group where you can spend an unforgettable time all year round, thanks to the outstanding climate, with an average temperature of 21C.

The climate of the Canary Islands is considered one of the best in the world according to studies carried out by universities and climate experts.

The bright and cloudless skies and the small amount of rainfall mean that there are sunny days with many hours of sunlight. In the main tourist resorts there are 4,800 daylight hours a year, which means that the Canary Islands have the most daylight hours of anywhere in Europe.

It is one of the regions with the greatest degree of biodiversity on the planet, with a wide variety of landscapes, spectacular volcanoes and lava flows, dense forests, wonderful beaches of all kinds, deep ravines, fertile valleys, impressive cliffs and transparent waters full of life…

The breeze from the trade winds and the thermal inversion they produce, prevent the formation of clouds. This is why the skies of the Canary Islands are the clearest and brightest in Europe. Besides that they are also protected by the Law on the Protection of the Atmospheric Quality of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, which controls light and radio-electric pollution, atmospheric contamination and regulates air traffic so that nothing can interfere with the observation of the stars.

For these reasons, the canary archipelago is regarded as one of the best places in the world to observe the stars and it has the most important astrophysical observatories in the northern hemisphere.

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