Yuri's Night 2021

Date: 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Venue: 

Other Venue

Other Venue Details: 

Your COVID-safe bubble!

Contact: 

250-724-7293

Something to celebrate in your own COVID-safe bubble, especially with young ones in the family!  Every year around mid-April, people around the world mark the first human spaceflight.  On April12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin made history when his Vostok spacecraft launched into orbit.  Celebrations can be any day!  There are lots of "bubbled" things you can do!  Read on!

Learn more about Yuri's Night and get ideas for your own YN on a date that suits you!
https://yurisnight.net

Do some stargazing:  Port Alberni, we have visibility!
All you need is your eyes, and bit of "space" away from direct light (even your back yard).
https://www.space.com/night-sky-observing-from-home-guide.html

Watch a space movie or TV show:  so many to choose from!
Science documentaries about space travel, sci-fi series, YouTube videos . . .  

First Orbit:  moment-by-moment recreation of Gagarin's flight, with historic & ISS videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKs6ikmrLgg 
 
NASA TV - streaming 24/7.  
Apr 12, 8:00 pm (our time):   40th Anniversary of STS-1: Mission Highlights & Space Shuttle: A Remarkable Flying Machine Documentary 
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public

International Space Station: Earth from space - live 24/7 streaming views from ISS
(no ISS flyovers this week for Port Alberni )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDU-rZs-Ic4

Explore the Zooniverse:  scan Mars terrains, search for exoplanets or whole galaxies!
This is real data you're working with . . .
https://www.zooniverse.org/projects?discipline=astronomy&page=1&status=live

Get Dusty:  DUST is a You-Tube sci-fi channel loaded with top-quality short films.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sDT8jZ76VLV1u__krUutA

Space Music:  create a playlist that's all your own! A few examples from the astronauts:
https://spinditty.com/playlists/astronomy-stars-planets-NASA-songs-playlist

Google "Space themed recipes" and "Space themed beverages:  cook up a space feast.

Enjoy!