Starmus VI in Armenia

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The sixth edition of Starmus will be held in Yerevan, Armenia, from 5th to 10th of September, 2022.
Through Starmus camp and close cooperation with several schools and universities, it will involve
thousands of students and around 100.00 participants from Armenia and other countries of the region.
The fourth edition of Starmus, held in Norway, 2017, attracted about 45.000 participants in a town with
a population of 200.000.

STARMUS VI will be held in Armenia from 5-10 September, 2022 providing an unprecedented
opportunity for Armenians to become part of the science and art days, and for participants out of
Armenia to explore Armenian scientific and cultural heritage in addition to participation in the festival.
In the scope of the festival series of events such as lectures, forums, scientific round-table discussions,
art and music events, scientific camps are to be held in Armenia to showcase the importance of science
in our lives and to bring it closer to the young generation.

STARMUS is an international festival associated with the names of Steven Hawking, Brian May,
Alexei Leonov and other world-renowned artists, scientists and musicians. It was launched in 2011 in
Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) and later was also organized in Norway and Switzerland.

STARMUS was founded by astrophysicist Garik Israelyan and the legendary guitarist of Queen,
astrophysicist Brian May, becoming a platform that unites world-renowned scientists, Nobel prize
laureates, astronauts, and the brightest minds of science, art and technology.
In the scope of this festival
they are sharing their experience, knowledge and the latest inventions with attendees to simplify the
process and to inspire more youth and participants to explore the world of science.

STARMUS is the only festival in the world connecting the brilliant minds and Nobel Prize laureates
from science, education, technologies, as well as renowned musicians and artists on the same stage to
collaborate and to enhance science communication, to popularize it through interdisciplinary

The most prestigious the Stephen Hawking Science Medal awarding ceremony is also one of the key
events of the Festival. Named after the greatest scientist of the 20th and early 21st centuries, Stephen
Hawking, and sponsored by Starmus, it is an ambitious award which recognizes the merit of popular
science on an international level.
During the previous five editions held in Tenerife (Spain), Trondheim (Norway), and Zurich
(Switzerland), Starmus Festival has hosted 25 Nobel Prize laureates alongside such eminent speakers as
Stephen Hawking, Neil Armstrong, Hans Zimmer, and many others. Starmus Advisory Board is a
constellation of prominent scientists, musicians and innovators, such as Brian May, Emmanuelle
Charpentier, Jill Tarter, Peter Gabriel and Tony Fadell.

STARMUS VI Science and Art Festival will be held in Armenia entitled “STARMUS VI. 50 Years on
Mars ” and will be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first soft landing on Mars by mission “Mars
3”. Should be highlighted the fact that “Mars 3” took to the Red Planet the “Prop-M” rover designed by
the Armenian engineer Alexander Kemurdzhian.
For tickets:

Program in Armenia
September 1st – September 3
• Astrophotography School
September 4th
• Daytime: STARMUS Science Camp at the Freedom Square opening
• Afternoon: Welcome Concert at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex. The
launch of the festival will be given by an amazing concert uniting such music stars as Tigran
Hamasyan, “Suns of Apollo” band, Rick Wakeman, Derek Sherinian and many others.
September 5th
• Daytime: STARMUS Science Camp at the Freedom Square
• Afternoon: Official opening of STARMUS VI at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts
Complex. The Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication Ceremony. Sonic
Universe Concert with Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Sons of Apollo band
and invited artists.
September 6
th – September 8th
• Daytime: STARMUS Science Camp at the Freedom Square
• Afternoon: Lectures and panel discussions at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts
September 9
• Daytime: STARMUS Science Camp at the Freedom Square
• Afternoon: Lectures and panel discussions at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts
Complex. Closing Ceremony and concert.
September 10th
• Free day and excursions.
Tickets are available via website:
Ticket includes 5 days full STARMUS program Including lectures, panels, art and concerts starting
from 5th till 9th of September.
Welcome Concert on the 4th of September and Astrophotography School are not included in the


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