Science festival to touch stars
13 May, 2017
Ten Nobel laureates, ten astronauts and cosmonauts, rock and roll stars, movie makers, media legends and many others has on its plate the upcoming festival in the Norwegian scientific capital Trondheim. From 18 to 23 June, the fourth edition will be hosted again by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
This is STARMUS, inspired by stars and music, a striking get-together for talks, learning, concerts, debates and inspiration.
The very touching launch event took place on 11 May at the EU Delegation of Emilia-Romagna Region in Brussels.
Saying that Alexei Leonov, the first ever spacewalker in the world, is the type of man who changed the course of history, Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation underlined that “his physical courage at the time is beyond anybody's imagination”. Communicating science is important, now more than ever science can be the link between citizens and the European Project, he also stated.
The Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, member of STARMUS Executive Board, whose promenade in the space in 1965 amazed the world, commented some NASA publications that there are planets in the universe which according to their characteristic have kind of similar to the Earth conditions. However, this is just for the media, he said, pointing out that talking from the astrophysics point of view, using the most powerful available telescopes, we think there are about 1 billion of galaxies and more than 400 billion stars. For sure may be somewhere there are processes that are running the same way like on Earth, but we know that the nearest to us star is Proxima.