Organisers of the Starmus Festival 2014 have announced an epic prize for one lucky winner in the “Ask Hawking” competition. Open to the general public, entrants can put their questions to one of the leading lights of contemporary science, Stephen Hawking. Four winners will be allowed to come onto the stage at the Starmus 2014 science festival in the Canary Islands (which runs from 22-27 September) and personally ask Steven Hawking their question. One of winner of the “Ask Hawking” competition will receive a free ticket to Starmus 2014 – a prize value of €300 (£240)!
Closing date for the competition is 29 August and the jury will publish the winners on 1 September. The four winners will put their question personally to Stephen Hawking, this year’s keynote speaker, giving them the opportunity to go on stage and experience a unique moment with the renowned physicist and astronomer.
Until 29 August, the non-professional public will be able to participate in the “Ask Hawking” competition through their attendee registration on the festival website www.starmus.com or, for those who are not attending, through the Starmus Facebook page.
Conceived by Garik Israelian, an astrophysicist from the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands along with the sponsorship of the Canaries Government and the Tenerife Provincial Council, Starmus is the stand-out encounter in the field of popular science. In an original format where music and the stars come together in the beautiful island of Tenerife this second edition is titled “Beginnings. The Making Of The Modern Cosmos” and boasts a stellar panel of speakers such as the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, plus Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May.
Tenerife has been called “one of the best places in the world for star gazing” according to the Starlight Foundation, consolidating its reputation as the world’s most exciting and relevant astro-tourist destination.
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