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Intro


Yuri's Night 2018

 

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Intro


Yuri's Night 2018

 

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 Earthrise.

Apollo 8, the mission that saved 1968.

This year's epic Yuri's Night party will celebrate the historic mission that captured the famous Earthrise picture on Christmas Eve 1968. Come join us Saturday April 7, 2018 under the Space Shuttle Endeavour for an incredible experience of our place in the cosmos.

Yuri's Night L.A.  Sat April 7, 2018 6 pm - 12 am

Featuring NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott

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Nicole Stott has spent 104 days living and working in space. Highlights of her spaceflight missions include 3 Space Shuttle flights (that was how she got to and from her long duration ISS mission, plus a Shuttle flight after that), a double length ISS Expedition (Expedition 20 & 21), 1 spacewalk, installation and first run on the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. treadmill, and ISS maintenance.  She was the last ISS crewmember to return to Earth on a Space Shuttle.

Nicole's 28 year NASA career started at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida where she worked as an engineer and manager for the Space Shuttle and ISS programs. Nicole gained  hands-on experience with spaceflight hardware and worked alongside the team of people responsible for the "care and feeding" of the vehicles.

Prior to being selected as an Astronaut, Nicole worked at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston as a Flight Simulation Engineer (FSE) in the NASA Aircraft Operations Division.  As an FSE she flew onboard theShuttle Training Aircraft (STA) helping to train astronaut pilots to fly the Shuttle. She flew other missions in the NASA T38's and the KC135 ("Vomit Comet"). Nicole was selected as an Astronaut in 2000 one of 17 members of the 18th group of NASA Astronauts. 

And Bill Nye The Science Guy

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We are delighted that the Planetary Society's Bill Nye will be joining us for this year's Yuri's Night! 

Bill Nye is best known as the host of the PBS science show “Bill Nye the Science Guy”(1993–1998). His new series “Bill Nye Saves The World” debuted on Netflix in spring 2017.

Nye earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Cornell University and spent over 20 years working as an engineer until he combined his love of science and comedy to create “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” As a student at Cornell University, he was introduced to the wonders of astronomy in a class taught by Professor Carl Sagan, cofounder of The Planetary Society, which Nye now leads.

Bill will share some of his favorite thoughts on space and earth.

 

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Voyager's Golden Record

We will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission to the outer planets and the Golden Record that was sent along with it! We will have the Interstellar Emissary art piece from Burning Man depicting its cover art as well as David Pescovitz, the Producer of the 40th anniversary re-release of the golden record on vinyl! Come celebrate the sights and sounds of Earth that Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan and their team sent to the stars.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, APRIL 7, 2018 6PM TO 12am

California Science CenterSamuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion

700 EXPOSITION PARK DR, LOS ANGELES, CA

 

 

All ticket holders are invited to the Launch Pad at 6pm. Come meet our ambassadors, listen to amazing talks, pet space rocks and hardware, watch an improv show or play our escape room. At 7pm the doors open to the Samuel Ochin Space Shuttle Pavilion where our space odyssey continues.

For many years you have been part of an elite team of bipedal hominids as crew of our beautiful, incredibly complex planet. Flying at over 490,000 MPH around the galactic center, she offers incredible views of our celestial neighbors, provides us with water and energy and can operate for millennia. 50 years ago humans glimpsed her from the distance of the moon for the first time. Now we celebrate.

Yuri's Night L.A. will be filled with dancing, drinks, art, costumes, and all things space. You might bump into an astronaut, a rocket scientist or Mars rover mission controller at the party... You start at the pre-party to meet your crewmates, then listen to a space explorer share her experience first hand, then we bring the lights down for you to take your own epic journey. DJs will be spinning until midnight and we will be dancing under the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion celebrating space, art and the power to bring us all together here on our beloved home world.

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Speakers


EXPERIENCE

 

Speakers


EXPERIENCE

 

Interactives

Back To The Future Nate Truman's StarCarCentral.com will be bringing a Back to the Future DeLorean to the front door of the venue so have your selfie cameras ready!

JPL is bringing their super gecko robot again that can climb straight up a brick wall! Along with other fun rover hardware and tech.

UCSB's NASA Directed Energy interstellar program team will have laser array demos and wafer scale spacecraft they are testing for the NASA Starlight and Breakthrough Starshot's trip to Alpha Centauri!

3D LED Stellarium (Star Map) Yuri's Night proudly presents "Meet the Stellar Neighbors" a scale model of stars within 25 light years of Earth.

ISS Above will be there showing you how to build your own wearable ISS flyover reminder.

Vortex Media is bringing their interactive floor projection and Evan will again be projecting awesome space imagery on the rocket engine. 

Local artist will be on hand with some of their greatest art pieces! 

Photo Booth Get your Earthrise crew photo in front of the Space Shuttle and get a hard copy you can take home with you.

Burning Man's Interstellar Emissary will be lit up to share in our celebration of Voyagers 40th anniversary!


LaunchPad  

The LaunchPad held at the California Science Center from 6:00-7:00pm will include access to a collection of flown spacecraft located at the top of the escalator and to the right. It includes the Apollo-Soyuz Command Module, the Gemini XI Capsule, a lunar sample collected during the Apollo 11 landing and an Apollo 16 Command Module space suit. You can also meet the Ambassadors, go to a LaunchPad Talk, grab a drink with your friends, or watch Sci-Fi improv!
 

Launch Pad talks- Room 1 - Kelp Forest Aquarium

Launch Pad talks-Room 2- Mission 26: Endeavour Together exhibit (Second floor)

Ambassador Meet and Greet & Space Petting Zoo- Humans to Space (Second Floor)

Turn right at the top of the escalators to head towards Creative World and check out our Space Petting Zoo with meteorites, aerogels and spaceship materials. Check out the Space Capsules and chat up a Yuri's Night Ambassador.

The Improvised Generation- Creative World's Tech Theater (second floor)

Explore the Alpha Quadrant with The Improvised Generation, an entirely improvised episode in the style of Star Trek: The Next Generation. New ship, new crew, endless possibilities!

Dancing Under the Space Shuttle Endeavour

The evening culminates with an epic dance party under the Space Shuttle Endeavour and around other parts of the museum! There will be music all night provided by all of our awesome DJs. We'll be bringing you sick space beats until midnight. It is a unique opportunity to party under a national treasure. Don't forget to dress up, costumes are encouraged!

This year, thanks to Quiet Events silent disco headsets, we will be able to bring our second room of music to the Kelp Forest where you can dance next to a 25 foot high wall of aquarium (without disturbing our waterborne friends)

Space Ambassadors

Yuri's Night Ambassadors will be at the event in their dashing blue sashes! Please go up to them during our Ambassador Meet at Greet at 6pm around the Apollo- Soyuz Command Module or anytime throughout the night and ask your favorite space questions!

Amy Teitle:: Spaceflight historian, author, YouTuber, speaker, host of Vintage Space 

A.C. Charania:: Manager, Advanced Programs, Business Development & Strategy for Blue Origin

David Pescovitz:: Co-editor of Boing Boing and Producer of the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition

Amanda Nguyen:: Harvard grad, aspiring astronaut, founder of Rise, civil rights for people who have been sexually assaulted

Hallie Lambert:: Writer for the critically acclaimed SyFy show The Expanseand writer of the tie in graphic novel series, The Expanse: Origins. 

Athena Brensberger:: Budding astrophysicist turned international model, AstroAthens loves to bridge art and science.

Dylan Taylor:: Founding Partner of the Space Angels and Founder of Space for Humanity, a non-profit that strives to democratize space 

Lauren Lyons:: Local aerospace reusability engineer extraordinaire


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Looking for a family friendly space event during the DAY? You're in luck!  We will be hosting a Yuri's Night Kids event at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downy, CA on Sat April 7, 2018, for a day of space themed activities, fun, and the opportunity to see what rocket science is all about!  Learn more here


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All large format printing graciously provided by Martin Horowitz

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Ride


"Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship,
 I marveled at the beauty of our planet.

People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty —
not destroy it!" 
— Yuri Gagarin,
1st human in space.

Ride


"Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship,
 I marveled at the beauty of our planet.

People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty —
not destroy it!" 
— Yuri Gagarin,
1st human in space.