London,
02
April
2014
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17:37
Europe/Amsterdam

TENERIFE TO HOST 2014 STARMUS FESTIVAL

From 22 to 27 September the Canary Island of Tenerife will welcome back the Starmus Festival.

Dedicated to stargazing, the festival will not only allow fans to enjoy Tenerife's Teide National Park in all its glory, but will give astronomy fans the chance to share their passion and to hear lectures from key scientists and atronomers. Speakers at the 2014 event include Nobel Prize winners Robert W. Wilson and Sir Harold W. Kroto and British ethologist, zoologist and scientist Richard Dawkins.

Conference events will include the "Teide Star Party", an evening dedicated to stargazing in the mesmerising Teide National Park and sharing stargazing experiences.

Thanks to its low level of light pollution, Tenerife is one of the world's best spots for stargazing and was awarded the "Starlight Tourist Destination" and "Starlight Reserve" certificates by the Starlight Foundation last year. The island has long been a popular destination among tourists and atronomers who travel to the island to get unrivalled views of the stunning landscape and sky.

Registration is open now and delegate tickets cost £300. www.starmus.com

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For more information on the Starmus Festival, visit www.starmus.com

For more information on Spain as a visitor destination, please visit www.spain.info