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19 Sep 2020

2021 STARMUS Festival Expected to Boost Armenia Tourism

STARMUS VI: 50 years on Mars. Join one of the world´s most ambitious festivals to celebrate science communication and art with the most brilliants minds of our times!
Meet the Leaders - Armenia from September 6 to September 11, 2021.


Every edition of the festival is organised around a particular theme related to space exploration and includes talks, debates, panel discussions, exhibitions, concerts, film screenings and other activities. Starmus also offers a City Programme, a morning agenda of talks, presentations, workshops, screenings, etc. all around the city and available freely to general public.
Each festival is followed by the publication of a beautifully-designed book containing the lectures of al the speakers accompanied by excellent pictures. Every edition of the festival has granted the attendees a unique experience, each in its own way, a symbiosis between exclusive talks and once-in-a-lifetime concerts.


Armenia is expected to become an international center for technology, science, music and arts for one week as it is going to host the 6th STARMUS International Festival from September 6 to 11 in 2021.

The event will be held in Armenia at the initiative of President Armen Sarkissian, with the support of the government of Armenia.

It was Sarkissian’s idea to bring the 6th edition of the festival to Armenia, which he proposed at the 5th edition.

According to a news release issued by Sarkissian’s Office, the event is expected to attract thousands of visitors, including Nobel laureates, renowned scientists and musicians and others.

“President Sarkissian is sure that during the one week the renowned scientists will not only pass on new ideas to the visitors but will also inspire our scientists and the youth with their meetings and lectures. Especially when one of the goals of the festival is to guide the youth towards science, new technologies and the future”, Sarkissian’s Office said.

At the same time, the Armenian President is also highlighting the event in terms of tourism development in Armenia, a sector currently suffering difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Basically the festival will be a unique boost to advance tourism, which is especially important given the present-day problems of the sector”.

The President is having regular meetings with tourism companies and encouraged them to actively participate in the process.


The Story: The Starmus Festival is a combination of science, art and music that has featured presentations from Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Nobel Prize Winners and prominent figures from science, culture, the arts and music. Its an astronomical and artistic experience that will enhance your perception of your place in the Universe and change your life forever!