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Pitchfork MAY 22, 2019 - by Braudie Blais-Billie
BRIAN ENO TO RECEIVE STEPHEN HAWKING MEDAL AT SCIENCE FESTIVAL
This year's Starmus music and science festival is awarding Eno for "science communication"
At this year's Starmus Festival - a science event featuring panel discussions, concerts, exhibitions, and more - Brian Eno will be receiving the Stephen Hawking Medal. He'll be presented with an engraved eighteen-carat yellow gold OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch for his contribution to "science communication." Elon Musk will also be receiving the medal; past recipients include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jean-Michel Jarre, Hans Zimmer, and others.
Starmus is taking place in Zurich, Switzerland from June 24-29. This year's theme is "A Giant Leap" and features programming surrounding moon exploration.
Eno recently announced an expanded edition of his 1983 Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno collaboration Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks. It was originally recorded for a documentary called For All Mankind that features footage from the Apollo 11 moon landing.