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Yuri's Night Celebration

1-8 pm

Potluck food and refreshments

Displays:  a lunar/Martian homestead;
 "gravity bricks" (Earth, Moon, Mars)
 Experimental paintings done with media/materials available on the Moon;
Old copies of space magazines for the taking - & more


Discussions: 53 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space and the first person to orbit the Earth


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  • Bob D.

    I need some wisdom. For the past couple of years, I have been watching Spacevidcast, recently re-named "TMRO" It's a weekly 90 minute space related current events on-line news show hosted by an energetic and well connected married couple who frequently land some great interviews. I submit comments and occasionally they respond to me at the end of one of their episodes.

    In this episode -I am quoted (Please see minute 1:24:19) endorsing an idea of making each rocket launch into a media event. Kind of like a parade or an awards program. Ben, the announcer upped the ante by suggesting that he would be willing to participate in such a project. He is interested in adding his resources if somebody is "willing to do the legwork". Delusions of grandeur aside. I would just like to be able to answer this challenge. How could I proceed? Where do we find volunteers? Funding-advertisers? Permits? It would be great merely have answers ready.

    July 27, 2014

    • Peter K.

      Bob, I have no experience in this kind of public outreach. But my guess is that it would only catch the interest of those already involved. Over the past 28 years, our chapter has tried many different things. The problem is manifold. Today's youth have a very very short attention span - witness how they use their cell phones, Facebook, etc. Instead of a parade, how about a series of sessions on how to build and fire amateur rockets? But even that might not get them to focus on where we send rockets to do what! But hang in there. Peter

      1 · July 30, 2014

  • Michael G.

    Hey guys, what happened? I came a little later - between 6 and 7 - and no one was there?

    April 13, 2014

    • Peter K.

      Mike, all but 2 of us left buy 4:30 and we did not know if anyone else was coming, so we packed up and left about 5 pm. Sorry about that. Hope to see you some other time.

      April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think we need films and videos at this event. I have a projector, or is there possibly a big screen?

    Can someone help me with this.

    April 9, 2014

    • Peter K.

      Yes, a big pll down screen

      April 10, 2014

    • Peter K.

      Thanks, Daniel, I'll bring some goodies too

      April 10, 2014

  • Daniel

    I'll bring perhaps some books about the space shuttle that I have that I love reading as well as perhaps another miniature of another spacecraft that I have. I'll try to bring my space shuttle again as well. So far as I can tell I'm planning on making it.

    April 8, 2014

  • Mark R.

    I have another commitment thanks

    April 8, 2014

  • Peter K.

    Room G150, down the hall from G110 where we were March 8th

    March 8, 2014

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