SPACE ORGANIZATIONS THE HAWKING IS AFFILIATED WITH
YURI'S NIGHT: A CÉLÉBRATION INTERNATIONALÉ
— Yuri A. Gagarin, first man in space.
Translates as: "Let's Go."
Shouted as Vostok 1 lifted off on, 12 April 1961.
Buzz Aldrin (one of the first men on the Moon), George Whitesides (CEO of Virgin Galactic), and
Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA Astronaut Holder of longest Woman in Orbit)
Yuri's Night is the World Space Party. We hope to see you dream, explore, and celebrate at any of the hundreds of events next year. This year in Los Angeles we celebrated Yuri’s Night a little early to take advantage of the weekend. Our Guests included Keynote Speaker Samantha Cristoforetti the astronaut that holds the record for a woman in orbit (and big Star Trek and Captain Janeway fan.) Buzz Aldrin one of the first three men on the Moon and proponent of Man’s Mission to Mars, and Robert Picardo the EMH from Star Trek Voyager, and Ambassador of the Planetary Society.
This year was the 55th Anniversary of that historic flight; it is the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. Also it is the 35th anniversary of the Space Shuttle’s first flight and the 15th Year of the Yuri’s Night celebration. This year members of the USS Stephen Hawking, LA’s Long Beach Chapter assisted in the planning and volunteering for the event. Last year when we went through the Shakedown process it was decided to make Yuri’s Night our primary charity.
ADVANCES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR WORLD; RAW SCIENCE
Raw Science is an online network focused on science and technology that will change the world in the near future. With on-demand streaming media, original series, and editorially curated content offered by leading experts in all areas of science and technology, Raw Science offers stunning insights on how cutting-edge advances can furnish solutions for the greatest issues confronting our society.
Starring the Voices of: Zachary Quinto, Charlotte Rampling, and Buzz Aldrin
Isolated Devon Island is the final destination of the Humvee Okarian, a NASA experimental vehicle that is a critical part of a vast project training man for Mars exploration. Devon is a place NASA calls “Mars-on-Earth”: for years, spacesuits and robots have been tested there, and astronauts have been trained for upcoming human voyages to Mars. To learn how to explore the Red Planet, the Passage to Mars crew members first have to face the alien world that is Earth.
"Stunningly Beautiful! This is not Science Fiction. This is the Real Deal"
----Andy Weir (author of the Martian)
THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
For astronomical organisations, increase your exposure, participate in IAU campaigns, connect with the general public, and promote your events. For the general public, this is a one-stop portal that provides you with information of astronomical events around the world and with a database of astronomical organisations worldwide.
Moreover, registering in this directory entitles you to participate in the IAU NameExoWorlds contest to name an exoplanetary system. This was the reason that the Hawking joined the IAU, but keeping up with the latest news is the best reason to stay. as well as -
- INCREASE: your organizations exposure
- PROMOTE: your organizations events
- CONNECT: with the public worldwide
Eligible organisations can register to use this site in the following steps:
1. Create an account for your organisation by inputting your organisation’s information and contact persons’ information such as website and physical address.
2. During the process, identify your organisation category according to suitable types of organisation described above. No change in category is permitted after registration.
3. Submit relevant documents for verification.
4. Verify the email address and login to your account to complete the registration.
5. The IAU will review the application and approve the registration within one month.
6. When verification is complete, you can log in to submit your organisation's events on our calendar. (This function will be launched in the second phase of development in late December this year).
All information provided should be in English. Registrations in other languages will be rejected.
WORLD SPACE WEEK - OCTOBER 4th - 10th 2016
World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:
- October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration
- October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
Each year, the World Space Week Association (WSWA) selects a theme for the upcoming World Space Week (WSW) to provide a focus of the activities and events that take a place throughout the world, during 4-10 October . WSWA is pleased to announce the 2016 World Space Week Theme: “Remote sensing: Enabling Our Future”.
“Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future” is an inward looking theme, which celebrates Earth Observation from Space for the betterment of the human race. It highlights a host of classic Earth Observation missions such as the U.S. Landsat mission, the work of intergovernmental groups such as GEOSS Group on Earth Observations and emphasizes applications such as environment and agriculture monitoring, land use mapping and new uses such as location based services. Last year’s theme, “Discovery” celebrated the exciting discoveries in space, teaching about our origins and our future and resulted in 1900 events in 73 countries.
WSW event organizers are encouraged to incorporate the theme and poster into their activities and promotional materials. To see the history of World Space Week themes, please click here.
THE PLANETARY SOCIETY
We are dads, moms, grandparents, teachers, kids, scientists, engineers, and space geeks. We are those who reach out into the Universe to seek answers to those deep questions: Where did we come from?, and Are we alone?
We are wowed and awed by the discovery of new things, the mysteries of science, the innovations of technology, the bravery of astronauts, and by the stunning images sent back to us from other worlds.
Space exploration is vital to humankind. We need your help to ensure its future.
CEO, The Planetary Society
ROBERT PICARDO'S PLANETARY POST
(MOSTLY LIVE FROM YURI'S NIGHT LA 2016)
(MOSTLY LIVE FROM YURI'S NIGHT LA 2016)
LEARN SOME ASTRONOMY ONLINE WITH DR. BRUCE BEETS, THERE ARE MORE THAN 10 COURSES OVER THE YEAR OF 2016 ONLINE AT THE PLANETARY SOCIETY.
Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy
Want to take an Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy class at your leisure with the Planetary Society's Director of Science and Technology, Dr. Bruce Betts? He is teaching the virtual college class at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) spring semester 2016-- Physics 195: Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy.
The course begins Tuesday, February 2, 2016 with weekly classes running from 3:00-4:30pm Pacific Time. You can watch each class live on CSUDH DHTV and Ustream or view archived classes that will be posted to this page shortly after their live presentations.