Public, Society Benefit

Yuris Night

  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • http://www.YurisNight.net

Mission Statement

The mission of Yuri's Night is to use the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers. We fulfill this mission through a commitment to:

- Empowering leaders: in making a difference, pursuing their dreams, and inspiring others to do the same

- building communities: working shoulder to shoulder on visionary projects, overcoming barriers and finding common ground

- bridging cultures: be they geographic, social or technical, we are all learning to speak each other's languages

- encouraging science literacy: bringing people hands-on experiences and passionate storytelling to explore their physical world and nurture their love of learning

- promoting a sustainable and peaceful future: sharing "the Overview Effect" with all people, inspiring them to take ownership of our home planet and the future of humanity

Main Programs

  1. Yuri's Night LIVE
  2. Global Webcast
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Yuri's Night provides online resources that are accessible by any event organizer around the world.

ruling year

2011

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Dr. Ryan Kobrick

Keywords

Self-reported

world space party

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Also Known As

Yuri's Night

EIN

27-3913174

 Number

6238502623

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (U01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

In 2011, the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, over 100,000 people attended 567 officially-recognized events in 75 countries on all 7 continents, while thousands more watched the 12-hour live Yuri's Night Global Webcast and participated online in the virtual world of Second Life.
 
In the last 11 years, Yuri's Night has:

Featured talks and presentations by Ray Bradbury, Will Wright, George Takei, Richard Garriott, Anousheh Ansari, and many others

Been celebrated at the South Pole, Hayden Planetarium, and in orbit on the International Space Station

Planted hundreds of "moon trees" around the world in collaboration with American Forests

Received the "Best Presentation of Space" award from the Space Frontier Foundation

Developed the next generation of space leaders for organizations such as the National Space Society, Virgin Galactic, and Armadillo Aerospace

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Yuri's Night LIVE

Live blogging platform utilizing Posterous.com to allow individual events to upload a report of their event along with photos and videos. The posts were made during events and directly afterwards to allow immediate, global coverage of events happening around the world.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$0.00

Program 2

Global Webcast

Spacevidcast.com hosted a 12-hour online broadcast and chatroom during the weekend preceding April 12, the timeframe indicated as most popular with event organizers.  The broadcast included:
call-ins and video links to events happening around the world during those 12 hours
pre-recorded video greetings from celebrities and event organizers
trivia
prize giveaways
call for final voting on contests

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Yuri's Night provides online resources that are accessible by any event organizer around the world.

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

Yuri's Night requires funding to support robust web services, develop additional event resources, and support Global Executive Team volunteers.

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Operations

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Yuris Night

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Ryan Kobrick

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ryan Kobrick PhD

MIT

Term: Oct 2010 -

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