The Starmus Festival takes a further step forward in its popularising approach, allowing the general public to put their questions to one of the leading lights of contemporary science: Stephen Hawking. Until 29th August, the non-professional public will be able to participate in the “Ask Hawking” competition through their accreditation at the festival or, for those who are not attending, through its Facebook page.

The jury will publish the winners on 1st September: three questions by the festival's attendees and one by the non-attending public. The four winners will put their question personally to Stephen Hawking at the festival and will have the opportunity to go on stage and experience a unique moment with the renowned scientist.

Tenerife, “one of the best places in the world for stargazing” according to the Starlight Foundation, will be the exceptional venue for the festival, consolidating its reputation as the most relevant astro tourist destination. It is with good reason that the Council of Tenerife is currently heading the European Commission-funded EU Sky Route project that seeks to consolidate astro tourist routes around Europe, these being a powerful differentiating feature for the destination.  

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