Plus Special Guests Walter Koenig, Chase Masterson, Robert Picardo & Tim Russ
Best known for his role as Anton Chekov in the original Roddenberry classic, Walter Koenig still delights fans with roles in Renegades & Star Trek: Captain Pike.
Chase Masterson played Leeta on Deep Space Nine. She is also the creator of Pop Culture Hero Coalition a non-profit that uses pop culture story telling to end bullying.
Robert Picardo played the holographic doctor on Voyager. He charms and delights with his monthly "Planetary Post" Videos for the Planetary Society! Tim Russ shared the screen with Robert on that show, and also is an avid amateur astronomer.
Like Gene Roddenberry's vision for a united earth, Yuri's Night is committed to using space to bring the world together. We are honored to host Walter Koenig, who helped humanize people on the other side of the ideological divide of the Cold War, and all of our special guests.
And Our MC: Comedian Gray Bright
Gray Bright will be our charming Australian MC for the evening. He is a comedian, engineer and the host of The Tomorrow Show, a Late Night Talk Show focused on Science and Technology. Gray sits down with some of the biggest names from the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (“STEAM”) and conducts a thought provoking and entertaining interview. In addition to the interviews, each episode opens with a comedic monologue drawing on current news and events in the STEAM space, includes punctuating comedy pieces centered on STEAM concepts and ends with a live musical performance.
Gray also hosts a series of fun, science and space video posts on his YouTube channel that are sure to bring a smile and was also recently featured on America's Greatest Makers.
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!
The LaunchPad held at the California Science Center from 6:00-7:00pm, which will include access to their Humans in Space exhibition (to the right at the top of the escalator). It includes the Apollo-Soyuz Capsule, the Gemini 11 Capsule and an Apollo 16 lunar EVA suit. We will also have book signings, Ambassador LaunchPad Talks, live artists or you can just grab a drink with your friends in the lobby.
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)
Yuri's Night Ambassadors will be at the event in their dashing blue sashes! Please go up to them throughout the night and ask your favorite space questions!
Konstantin Batygin:: Assistant Professor of Planetary Sciences, Caltech; Discoverer of Planet 9
Ariel Waldman:: Author of "What's It Like In Space? Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There" and Global Director of Science Hack Day
Wasfia Nazreen:: 1st Bangladeshi to climb the Seven Summits, Nat Geo Adventurer and Explorer, working with astronauts to train politicians
Shah Selbe:: Propulsion Engineer, Environmental Technologist, Conservationist, Nat Geo Emerging Explorer
Mike Mongo:: Author of "The Astronaut Instruction Manual," Co-founder of OBEY
Lauren Lyons:: Local aerospace engineer extraordinaire
Bryan Gardner:: Founder of Orbital Capital; Spacecraft Engineer; Mountaineer; Author of “Hired Minds”
Philip Lubin:: Professor of Physics at UC Santa Barbara - Developer of Starlight - NASA Directed Energy Interstellar Program
Laura Danly:: Astronomer and Curator at the Griffith Observatory
Amanda Ravenhill:: Executive Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute
Julian Guthrie:: Author of How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight.
Tim Dodd:: The Everyday Astronaut will be joining us to share his adventures and misadventures on the Space Coast and beyond...
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, 2017, 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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