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The Starmus VI, one of the world-scale science and art festivals took place in Yerevan to bring together world-famous scientists, cosmonauts, musicians, and Nobel Prize winners..

STARMUS is an international festival associated with the names of Steven Hawking, Brian May, Alexei Leonov, and other world-renowned artists, scientists, and musicians. It was launched in 2011 in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) and later was also organized in Norway and Switzerland.

STARMUS VI was held in Armenia from 5-10 September 2022 providing an unprecedented opportunity for Armenians to become part of the science and art days, and for participants out of Armenia to explore Armenian scientific and cultural heritage in addition to participation in the festival.

In the scope of the festival series of events such as lectures, forums, scientific round-table discussions, and art and music events, scientific camps were held in Armenia to showcase the importance of science in our lives and to bring it closer to the young generation.

STARMUS is the only festival in the world connecting brilliant minds and Nobel Prize laureates from science, education, and technologies, as well as renowned musicians and artists on the same stage to collaborate and enhance science communication, to popularize it through interdisciplinary cooperation.

STARMUS VI Science and Art Festival was held in Armenia entitled "STARMUS VI. 50 Years on Mars" and was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first soft landing on Mars by the mission “Mars 3”. Should be highlighted the fact that “Mars 3” took to the Red Planet the “Prop-M” rover designed by the Armenian engineer Alexander Kemurdzhian.

The most prestigious Stephen Hawking Science Medal awarding ceremony is also one of the key events of the Festival. Named after the greatest scientist of the 20th and early 21st centuries, Stephen Hawking, sponsored by Starmus, is an ambitious award that recognizes the merit of popular science on an international level.



St. Astvatsatsin (Katoghike) Church was founded. A chapel was erected in the place where the remains of Saint Anania were buried in the 7th century. This is now St. Zoravor (Almighty) Church on Parpetsi Street.


Like most countries in the world, Armenia, unfortunately, also could not stay away from the coronavirus pandemic.