The Starmus VI Festival of science and art was hosted for a day at the COAF SMART Center in Debet Village, Lori Province. Five speakers – world-famous scientists and Nobel Prize winners – delivered lectures about space, astrophysics and engineering to an audience of SMARTians and guests. The central theme was Mars, as the Festival was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first landing on Mars.
While some groups of students took turns to attend the lectures, the rest toured the expo, which featured various products made in Lori.
Stars appeared on the stage and in the sky as soon as it got dark. Fans of rock music enjoyed the concert, while the children gazed at the stars and planets with telescopes.