A musical show, different from the others, will take place on Friday, June 15, following the Steven Hawking ceremony at the Abbey of Westminster. Selected words of the famous British cosmologist, who died in March at the age of 76, will be broadcast in the direction of the nearest black hole, accompanied by music of the Greek composer Vangelis Papathanassiou.
As the Hawking family said, according to the BBC, satellite broadcasting in space will be a “message of peace and hope for our unity and need to live together with harmony on this planet.”
The target of the show will be the black hole 1A 0620-00, which is in a dual system along with a small star. It is, according to his daughter Lucy, “a beautiful and symbolic gesture that creates a bond between our father’s presence on this planet, his desire to go into space and explore the universe in his mind.”
A CD with music and words – a bid from Vaggelis Papathanassiou – will be given to all those who attend the tomorrow’s ceremony, which is expected to attend to about 1,000 people, famous and not. During the ceremony, Hawking’s ashes will be placed between two other giants of science, Newton and Darwin.