Astronaut Neil Armstrong Joins the STARMUS Festival

Posted on Jun 10 2011
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Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong will attend the STARMUS Festival in Tenerife and will participate in the round table discussion “108 Minutes” in the dome of the 10.4 metre GTC (the largest telescope in the world) located on the summit of the neighbouring island of La Palma. Armstrong an, experienced pilot, commanded the Apollo 11 mission, which made the first ever manned landing on the Moon on 20 July 1969.  

The STARMUS Festival, which will take place at Abama Golf & Resort and MAGMA Arts and Congress Center (Tenerife, Canary Islands) during the week 20-25 June, 2011, is a unique space and astronomy outreach event comprising a major international astronomy conference “Discover the Cosmos and Change the World”, a day-long tribute to Yuri Gagarin “50 Years in Space: Poyekhali !“, a star party in the Teide National Park (at an altitude of 2300 metres), astrophotography exhibitions and a Tangerine Dream concert Sonic Universe. Queen guitarist-astronomer Brian May will make a guest appearance at the concert. At the round table discussion, leading scientists, astronauts and cosmonauts will give their views on man’s future in space. The discussion will be webcast live from the dome of the GTC.