Imagine Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian E. Cox, Richard Dawkins, 10 Nobel laureates, 2 astronauts and 2 cosmonauts in one single place. Sounds like a dream? We have good news for you! If you are quick you can still get tickets to see the brightest minds of the world together at the Starmus Festival Tenerife 2016! The festival takes place for the 3rd time from 27th June to 2nd July on Tenerife.
The key topics are astronomy, art and music. The speakers will discuss no less than the future of humanity!! The early bird registration is open until 15th of January 2016.
The Canary Islands are a fantastic destination for scientists and science geeks from all over the world. With a unique volcanic environment, endemic species and the brightest night sky of the world, researchers and specialists are in their element.
The Canaries are a hotspot for Astrophysics since the early 1960s.
From the Teide, Spain’s highest mountain, you are able to see the Milky Way without the aid of a telescope!
Due to the excellent quality of the sky, Tenerife it is nowadays home to Europe’s finest solar telescopes in the Teide Obsevatory, operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, key collaborator of the Starmus Festival.
The smaller Island, La Palma, is even more famous among astronomers.
On La Palma the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos is situated on the edge of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, and it is home to one of the most extensive fleets of telescopes to be found anywhere in the world. You can reserve your spot for a 90 min guided tour here. (9 € for non-residents).
If you prefer to have your own telescope and gaze at the stars as long as you please, we also have suitable accommodation for you, such as Finca Esperanza.