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Yuri’s Night in Second Life: A Moveable Feast! 12 April 2016, 12:00 Noon — 20:00 til you drop April 12, 2016

Posted by Bryce Walden in Events, Observances, Parties, Second Life, Uncategorized.
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2016 Yuri’s Night in Second Life

Yuri’s Night 2016 at International Spaceflight Museum, with National Space Society in Second Life and Sagan Planetarium.

Yuri’s Night: a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Every year Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world on and around April 12 to commemorate Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human in space on April 12, 1961, AND launch of the first reusable spacecraft, the Space Shuttle, on April 12, 1981.

The International Spaceflight Museum (“ISM”), the Sagan Planetarium (“Sagan”), and National Space Society (“NSSinSL”) are sponsoring EIGHT HOURS of FREE music and fun in Second Life on Tuesday, April 12, for Yuri’s Night! “Fashion” is also a theme of Yuri’s Night so show off your best Retro, Fantasy, or Future duds! And be sure to look for assorted goodies and gifts!

Start at NOON PDT (19:00 Zulu) at the Saturn and Worlds Yuri’s Night Stage at The International Spaceflight Museum, designed and built by Opal Lei: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Bravo/108/133/1603

All times are Second Life Time, SLT, which is also Pacific Daylight Time, PDT:

Noon—12:30 ISM’s Arisia “Ari” Vita plays Russian-inspired piano selections.

12:30—16:00 An Eclectic Super-sonic Flight Through Space And Time with DJs Eif and Em, a.k.a. Eifachfilm Vacirca and returning favorite Emileigh Starbrook, please welcome them both!

16:00—20:00 The party MOVES and continues at the Sagan Planetarium in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aspen/200/120/3730
Groove to the music stream of DJ Tobiath Tendaze! Strut your stuff in a space-themed costume contest! Converse with a global community about space and human spaceflight!

National Space Society in SL: https://nssinsl.wordpress.com
International Spaceflight Museum: http://www.ismuseum.org
Sagan Planetarium: Contact: Josh Nitschke in Second Life
Yuri’s Night International (find parties near you!): https://yurisnight.net

Yuri’s Night 2015 April 12 April 12, 2015

Posted by Bryce Walden in Events, Observances, Parties, SciLands.
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Opal Lei’s new Saturn Stage sets the mood for Emileigh Starbrook’s DJ dance selections at the 2015 Yuri’s Night, co-sponsored by NSS and the International Spaceflight Museum.

Opal Lei’s new Saturn Stage sets the mood for Emileigh Starbrook’s DJ dance selections at the 2015 Yuri’s Night, co-sponsored by NSS and the International Spaceflight Museum.
For several years NSS in Second Life has partnered with the International Spaceflight Museum, a nonprofit — and now tax-exempt! — Second Life activity, to host a Yuri’s Night Dance on April 12, date of the first human launched into space, Yuri Gagarin, from the old Soviet Union (Russia) in 1961. This year SL builder Opal Lei presented ISM with a new venue, high in the sky: Saturn and its moons! Here we see the dance floor on a sliced-in-half Saturn, with tables and chairs sitting on Saturn’s Rings. Emileigh Starbrook provided music and DJ services.

Day of the remembrance Saturday 31 January, 3-5pm SL time January 27, 2015

Posted by asterioncoen in Activities at NSS Region in the SciLands, Events, Observances, Parties.
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We’ll begin with a discussion of NASA’s Astronaut Remembrance Day and the tragedies that brought it about (Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia). Then we’ll broaden our perspective to include others who have lost their lives to our dreams of space, such as ground crew, test pilots, commercial ventures and such. The recent Virgin Galactic loss of life, and what that means for commercial space will be discussed, and how all of the risks vs. rewards affect human spaceflight going forward.