Brian Eno Honoured With An Asteroid Named “Eno”

Brian Eno Honoured With An Asteroid Named “Eno”

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Brian Eno, known for his solo career and his work with Roxy Music, has been presented with the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication at the prestigious science festival, Starmus V, for his contribution to the popularisation of science.

The ambient music pioneer was further honoured with a certificate revealing that an asteroid has been named after him. The asteroid was originally called ‘81948 (2000 OM69)’ but is now called: 'Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno' or ‘Eno’ for short.

It’s a privilege befitting of the icon who once soundtracked a moon landing documentary and has been subtly shaping the world around us for decades with his ambient music, designed to modify the listener's perception of the surrounding environment that Eno explains, “must be as ignorable as it is interesting”. 

Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno recently issued the tranquil instrumental “Capsule,” which appears on the expanded, remastered version of their collaborative 1983 album, Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks. The Enos and Lanois recorded the original LP for journalist-filmmaker Al Reinert’s documentary For All Mankind, which features astronaut commentary and footage from the Apollo 11 moon landing.


Eno is marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by reissuing his seminal Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks, along with his new album, For All Mankind, which is due out July 19. 

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