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A Giant Leap

Monocle 24 reports daily from the Starmus science festival in Zürich, featuring exclusive interviews with astronauts, scientists and musicians inspired by space exploration. Tune in to hear conversations with people who see our world as few others do.

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Who is up there?:

Fifth in a five-part series from Zürich’s Starmus festival. We talk to Brian Eno, recipient of Starmus’s Stephen Hawking medal for science communication, and to the astronomer Jill Tarter about her lifelong search for extraterrestrial life.

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530 Jun 2019
17 min

Who is up there?: 

Fifth in a five-part series from Zürich’s Starmus festival. We talk to Brian Eno, recipient of Starmus’s Stephen Hawking medal for science communication, and to the astronomer Jill Tarter about her lifelong search for extraterrestrial life.

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429 Jun 2019
20 min

Life off Earth: 

Fourth in a five-part series from Zürich’s Starmus festival. Nasa astronaut Nicole Stott tells us about painting the first watercolour in orbit and Kaspersky’s Marco Preuss discusses protecting computer systems in space.

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328 Jun 2019
20 min

Apollo’s legacy: 

The third of a five-part series from the Starmus science-and-arts festival in Zürich. Today we meet Brian May and David J Eicher to discuss their new book ‘Moon 3D’. We also ask what Kaspersky’s new collaboration with the Gagarin Centre in Russia’s Star City could mean for the future of space security. Plus: what happens when you’re told you’ve won a Nobel prize?

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227 Jun 2019
17 min

Retelling space’s past – and a look to its future: 

In the second of a five-part series from the Starmus science and arts festival in Zürich, we meet the team behind ‘Apollo 11’. The film uses hours of archive material that has never been seen or heard before. We also discuss the link between cyber security and space with Eugene Kaspersky, founder of Kaspersky.

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126 Jun 2019
18 min

Introducing Starmus: 

The first of a five-part series from the Starmus science-and-arts festival in Zürich. Today we meet Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke and Starmus founder Garik Israelian.

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