Commander Stephen Hawking pilots his space ship the SS Hawking on the journey of a lifetime, zooming from black holes to the Big Bang, Saturn to Santa Barbara. After all, why should astronauts have all the fun?

Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 26 minutes

Premier: 2016-09-22

Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places - Starmus Festival - Netflix

The Starmus International Festival is an international gathering focused on celebrating astronomy, space exploration, music, art, and allied sciences such as biology and chemistry. It was founded by Garik Israelian, an astronomer at the Institute for Astrophysics in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The Festival has featured Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Alexei Leonov, Jim Lovell, Brian May, Jill Tarter, Kip Thorne, and Rick Wakeman among others.

Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places - Sonic Universe Concerts - Netflix

Open to the general public at large as well as the Starmus Festival delegates, the two Sonic Universe Concerts were held at the Magma Arte & Congresos, an arena in Tenerife. The first concert in 2011 featured Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream, along with Brian May. Their performance was recorded and produced into a CD entitled “Starmus - Sonic Universe” in 2011 and is the only album to highlight both Tangerine Dream and Brian May. The second concert in 2014 featured Rick Wakeman and his band, accompanied by May. Progressive rock band Nosound also performed in 2014 at Starmus II, with this show recorded and produced into a CD/DVD set entitled “Teide 2390”. The Starmus II performance was special as it is the band's first full, live, recorded album.

Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places - References - Netflix