Yuri's Night...Online Space Party! Celebrating Space Flight

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Date(s) - Fri, Apr 13 2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am PST

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Event Website: https://www.nepris.com/sessions/session/detail/54732

Join us for a special Yuri’s Night virtual presentation!
3-2-1 Blast off! Janet Ivey from Janet’s Planet and Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto from Yuri’s Night are teaming up again to celebrate the first human in space – Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin!

This out-of-this-world virtual presentation will include learning about the first human space flight and hearing from Robert “Hoot” Gibson – a 5-time Space Shuttle astronaut and recipient of the “Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal!” It will also cover where humankind is headed next, why space exploration is important, and give students an opportunity to ask questions too!

In order to “bring” him to your school, we have partnered with Nepris, a cloud-based platform that virtually connects industry professionals with schools to bring real-world relevance to learning. This live, interactive presentation will be offered twice, so you have two opportunities to hop on Nepris to join in the fun! If you’re new to the site, just click on a button below to sign up and reserve your spot today!

So get ready – and dressed up – for an awesome celebration!!!

Yuri’s Night….Online Space Party! Celebrating Space Flight
Date Option #1
April 12 | 11:00am ET / 8:00am PT
Audience: Grades K-12
Date Option #2
April 13 | 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT
Audience: Grades K-12

Description

**This virtual presentation is being held on both 4/12 and 4/13 to enable even more classroom to participate!**

Join Janet Ivey from Janet’s Planet to celebrate the first human in space Russian Cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin!!

Janet along with her friend, Veronica Ann, from Yuri’s Night, will share the exciting story of the famed FIRST HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT and show what people around the world are doing to celebrate the importance of April 12th.

Hear from Astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson, 5 time Space Shuttle Astronaut and recipient of the “Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal” for 1995 from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) about what inspired him to be an Astronaut and why space exploration is a worthy endeavor.

This session wraps up with Janet talking about where humankind is headed next and the future of space exploration and then answering your questions!!

Teachers: Encourage kids to dress up in SPACE OUTFITS and send us your pictures!! It’s going to be an awesome, out of this world online space party!!

Prepare your space gear and your amazing space questions now!

http://janetsplanet.com/
https://yurisnight.net/

Find great curriculum resources here: https://yurisnight.net/resources/activities/

Key Questions

Who was Yuri Gagarin?

What country made it to space first?

Who was the first woman in space? (Also a Russian)

Why Yuri’s Night exists?

How looking back at the past, prepares us for future innovation.

Why space exploration and reaching for the stars and our potential next dwelling place is a human imperative.

What is like to be an astronaut?

Expected Outcomes

How looking back at the past, prepares us for future innovation.

Why space exploration and reaching for the stars and our potential next dwelling place is a human imperative.

And to get a chance to hear from space industry specialists and an astronaut that has been to space 5 times has to share with us about the glory of space exploration.

Yuri’s Night is the World Space Party. We hope to see you dream, explore, and celebrate with us at the hundreds of YN events held around the world each April.

“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.

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