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Top-notch lectures

Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, and the TOP names in the field of sci

World-class music

Concerts and performances by unique artists

In Bratislava city centre

Science campus, lectures, and events for the general public

What is STARMUS?

Bratislava will become the world capital of science and art from May 12 to 17. In collaboration with ESET, we're bringing the seventh year of the prestigious STARMUS festival to Slovakia, the brainchild of astrophysicist Garik Israelian, PhD, and Queen guitarist Brian May.

Learn more about the world's largest festival of science, music, and art.

What celebrities can you look forward to?

You can expect 4 days filled with lectures by prominent names from the field of science, and musical performances by global names, including:

Jane Goodall - world-renown primatologist

Brian May guitarist of Queen, astrophysicist

The Offspring American punk rock band

Na SR aj vďaka nám

In Slovakia also thanks to you

The theme for the seventh annual festival is a tribute to the most remarkable planet in the universe – Earth. VÚB was the first bank in Slovakia to adopt the Green Manifesto, which put us on the right path to protecting the environment and our planet. We want to bring progressive thinking and unique ideas to everyday life. That's why we're sponsoring this unique event.

Become part of the largest festival of science and music.

Become part of the largest festival of science

Coming May 12 – 17, 2024.

Getting started with the app

  • Download the VÚB Junior Banking app to your smartphone and follow the instructions to activate it.
  • Once you activate the app on your parent device, download it to your child's smartphone and follow the instructions.
  • Tip: Motivate and reward your children through the app. Simply give them a task and a notification will let you know when it's done. Your child can get a few extra €€ for doing it in return.

What else can you experience at the festival?

Concerts by leading musicians

Enjoy musical acts during the exclusive STAR PARTY night combined with stargazing. We'll have a closing concert featuring The Offspring, Tony Hadley, and many other musicians.

Stephen Hawking medal ceremony

Tribute to the Greatest Scientist of Our Time, where individuals will be honoured for outstanding science communication across four categories: Music & Arts, Science Writing, Films & Entertainment, and Lifetime Achievement.

Public campus in collaboration with universities

Exclusive events with the Slovak academic community and many speakers are scheduled throughout the city.

ATLAS award recipients

You can also meet names from the field of environmental protection in Slovakia at the campus – recipients of the VÚB Foundation ATLAS award.

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