Rockstar and ambient music pioneer Brian Eno gets an asteroid named after him just one day after receiving the Stephen Hawking award for & # 39; helping popularize science & # 39;
- The full name of the asteroid is Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno
- Once designated as & # 39; 81948 (2000 OM69) & # 39; this is simply called Eno
- The Southwest Research Institute astronomer, Marc Buie, made the decision in collaboration with the International Astronomical Union and the Planetary Center for Minorities
- Eno was honored on Monday with the Stephen Hawking Science Communication Medal at the Starmus festival in Zurich, Switzerland
- His 1983 album Apollo Atmospheres and Soundtracks was used for the documentary 1989 For All Mankind by Al Reinert on a space mission by Apollo 11 50 years ago
- The pioneer of environmental music releases his remastered Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks, plus a new album entitled For All Mankind on July 19
A newly discovered asteroid was named after ambient music pioneer Brian Eno in the same week that he launched the Stephen Hawking science communication medal.
Originally synchronized as & # 39; 81948 (2000 OM69) & # 39 ;, the new official name reflects the full name Brian Peter George St John the Baptiste de la Salle Eno of the 71-year-old musician.
However, the rock will simply be named Eno – in honor of the man whose 1983 Apollo Atmospheres and Soundtracks album was used for Al Reinert & # 39; s documentary 1989 For All Mankind on the Apollo 11 space mission.
The decision came within the framework of a collaboration between the Southwest Research Institute astronomer, Marc Buie, in collaboration with the International Astronomical Union and the Planet Center minor.
The full name of a new asteroid is Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, after the British rocker (shown in the M24 pop-up radio in Kaspersky Lounge during Starmus V: A Giant Leap, sponsored by Kaspersky in Samsung Hall in Zurich, Switzerland on 27 June)
From left to right: Andy Mackay, Paul Thompson, Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, Rik Kenton, in a 1972 Roxy Music recording posed at the Royal College Of Art in London
It comes after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on March 1.
Eno & # 39; s 1983 album Apollo Atmospheres and Soundtracks was used for the documentary 1989 For All Mankind by Al Reinert about the Apollo 11 space mission
Eno & # 39; s asteroid naming is also ahead of the release of his remastered Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, plus a new album titled For All Mankind.
On July 19 at the UMC are tracks on the previous Under Stars, Weightless and Matta, while the song list for the latest LP includes Moon Landing, Under the Moon and Capsule.
On Tuesday, the British rocker – whose music was featured in films such as The Lovely Bones (2009) and Dromp & # 39; s Electroma (2006) – shared the new video clip for his Capsule number, a collaboration with Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois.
It followed his acceptance of the Stephen Hawking science communication medal at the Starmus festival in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday.
Brian Eno (C) receives the Stephen Hawking science communication medal as Garik Israelian (L) and Peter Gabriel (R) watch Monday in Zurich, Switzerland
Eno, Charles Duke, Rusty Schweickart, Walter Cunningham, Brian May and Alfred Are attending Starmus V: A Giant Leap Official Opening
Eno, Charlie Duke and Alfred Toen participate in Starmus V: A Giant Leap, sponsored by Kaspersky in Samsung Hall on June 26, 2019 in Zurich
Starmus Founding Director Garik Israelian presented the prize at the event sponsored by Kaspersky in Samsung Hall.
Other award recipients at their meeting to recognize people who present science at a popular and international level include Elon Musk and Todd Douglas Miller, who has a new documentary film called Apollo 11.
During his decades-long career dating back to the 1970s when he was part of Roxy Music, Eno worked with U2, Grace Jones, Coldplay, James Blake and Damon Albarn, among others.
Brian Eno from Roxy Music at the Royal College Of Art video studio in London on July 5, 1972 (right). Abandoned, he is depicted in the & # 39; 70
Eno spoke to the Apollo astronauts – moderated by Gerry Griffin – during a panel discussion to celebrate humanity's first step on the moon five decades ago.
Registered by, among others, Charles Duke, Rusty Schweickart, Walter Cunningham, Michael Hintze, Alfred Worden, Tony Fadell, Donna Strickland, May-Britt Moser, Harrison Schmitt and Jill Tarter, the event was also part of Brian May's Mission Moon 3-D worldwide tour of the book.
Stephen Hawking Science Medal
The Stephen Hawking Science Medal is a prestigious prize that recognizes the merit of popular science at the international level.
The design of the medal made use of a portrait of professor Hawking by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first man to take a space walk and member of the Starmus Advisory Board since the first edition.
The other side combines the image of Alexei Leonov of the first space walk and the iconic guitar – the Red Special – to demonstrate music, another important part of the Starmus festival.
Winners take an 18 K yellow gold OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph 42 mm with the words & # 39; WINNER OF THE STEPHEN HAWKING MEDAL FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION & # 39; on the back of the case. It also has a laser-engraved medallion that follows the design of the medal.
Winners of the 2019 A Giant Leap at Starmus V event were SpaceX founder Elon Musk, musician Brian Eno and the Apollo 11 movie.
In 2017, The Big Bang Theory TV show, astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson and musician Jean Michel Jarre took home prizes of life and the universe-themed Starmus IV event.
The Starmus III Beyond The Horizon: a tribute to the Stephen Hawking event in 2016, which won the soundtrack composer Hans Zimmer from the film. The same year the documentary film Particle Fever was recognized, plus author, broadcaster and physicist, Jim Alkhalili, was honored.
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