Yuri's Night affiliating with StarPeace

Yuri’s Night is pleased to announce a new collaboration with StarPeace. The StarPeace Project is an international project that holds common and public star parties near the borders between different countries in cooperation with astronomy groups from those countries for the International Year of Astronomy 2009. This collaboration comes about because we share the idea that space is not just a place to explore, but a tool through which we can bring people together. StarPeace and Yuri’s Night have now joined forces in order to promote our shared ideal of unity through the common love of space. We at Yuri’s Night are very excited to be collaborating with StarPeace, using space in order to improve life here on Earth. Throughout history, people from every corner of the globe and from every walk of life have gazed in wonderment at the beauty that lies beyond our humble planet. The great beyond of our magnificent Universe has been a dream for all people no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, culture, or nationality. We hope that between Yuri’s Night and StarPeace, people all over the world will find a way to use space to connect, not only with the Universe, but with each other. StarPeace has already brought people in Iran and the UAE together through their shared love of astronomy in the StarPeace Opening Event for International Year of Astronomy. For more information on StarPeace, visit http://www.starpeace.org and help make possible this dream of cooperation through our common love of space. Contributions for this post came from Michael Bouchey of StarPeace.

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International Sidewalk Astronomy Night

Title: International Sidewalk Astronomy Night Location: International Link out: Click here Description: Clubs around the world are participating in this annual event of stellar and planetary viewing–will your YN event be one of them? Date: 2009-04-04

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100 Hours of Astronomy

Title: 100 Hours of Astronomy Location: International Link out: Click here Description: 100 hours of round-the-clock public astronomical events and skywatching sessions. Start Date: 2009-04-02 End Date: 2009-04-05

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Yuri's Night 2009

Title: Yuri’s Night 2009 Location: Earth Link out: Click here Description: Yuri’s Night is a celebration of humanity’s achievements in space. Each April 12, people from around the world come together to mark the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first flight into space (in 1961) and the first launch of the US Space Shuttle (in 1981). Everyone can participate, so come and join us in celebrating our past–and our future–in outer space! This year, Yuri’s Night will not be confined to just one night, but festivities will expand to the entire week between April 4th to the 12th. Register your party today! Start Date: 2009-04-04 End Date: 2009-04-12

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Plant a Tree in the Space Explorers' Forest

Looking for the gift for the space explorer who has everything? Want to let the world know that Space Explorers love Earth too? Wish that being a space lover could be good for the environment? Join with others who think space exploration and saving the Earth go hand in hand by planting a tree in the Space Explorers’ Forest! Yuri’s Night and a consortia of other space organizations, in partnership with American Forests, have created a project to bring Earth and Space a little closer together. We are planting a Space Explorers’ Forest near Mojave, California, replacing trees that burned in the 2003 San Bernardino fires through the American Forests Global ReLeaf program. It will be a place that everyone will know was planted by people committed to space and committed to making a difference on Earth. If you, your group, or your company would like to join us in taking a stand and saying that Space is all about managing our resources and honoring the home planet, please log on now. Go towww.americanforest.org  click “donate now”, and when it asks for the project you wish the funds to go to click, “Space Explorers’ Forest” or just click here. Every $2 donation plants a tree in the Space Explorers’ Forest.  All donations are tax deductible. A portion of the proceeds will go to continuing to make space programming available to the next generation of space explorers. You can get a certificate suitable for giving. A “Global ReLeaf” customized PDF is even downloadable for printing and instant giving over the holidays! So plant your trees in the Space Explorers’ Forest today and our earth will have a healthier tomorrow! You can also purchase your very own Moon Sycamore seedling from American Forests’ Famous & Historic Tree selection to plant at home or in your community.Your Moon Sycamore is a descendant of a tree grown from seeds taken into Moon orbit on the Apollo 14 mission by astronaut Stuart Roosa former smoke jumper with the US Forest Service. The original seeds were germinated, and Moon Trees now grow at the White House, the National Arboretum, and on the campuses of various universities.  If you would like to buy a historic Moon tree for planting at your own house, they are available from the American Forests Historic Nursery.  A portion of proceeds from your purchase goes to space programming. Use promotion code moonforest09 when ordering.

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Yuri's Night 2009 Party Registration Now Open!

The Yuri’s Night 2009 Party Registration Page is now live! Please visit: http://yurisnight.net/2009/register-your-2009-party/ to officially register your Yuri’s Night party. All registrations are being handled manually at this point, so we apologize for any delays. The new and improved main YN09 site will be up on January 1st, so make sure to check back then. Please send us any feedback and thanks for helping us rock the planet!

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