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About Virtual Astronomy LIVE!


Intrepid Museum pivots from on-site programming for local audiences and collaborates with
digital platform Kerbal Space Academy (furthering education through exploration) streamed on
TWITCH.TV. Now, local, national and international audiences who have a passion for space science
can participate and meet astronauts, scientists and others talents through these live, online events.

Virtual Astronomy Live programs will take place on a monthly basis on the third Thursday of every
month through December starting at 5:30pm EST
! Times and dates subject to change.

TO LIVESTREAM THE CONVERSATION GO TO TWITCH | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE


Up Next


 
NASAs Artemis 1 Launch
Thursday, January 20, 5:30pm – 7:00pm (ET)

Join us for a new Virtual Astronomy Live on Thursday, January 20, 5:30pm-7:00pm ET.
Artemis 1 is a planned un-crewed test flight for NASA's Artemis program. It is the first flight of the agency's Space Launch System super heavy-lift launch vehicle and the first flight of the Orion MPCV. Artemis 1 is expected to launch February 2022. Hear from Comm Systems Project Manager, Yves Lamothe as he takes us on a behind the scenes look at the mission and how they are preparing for the launch next month. Register Now.


 

Upcoming Programs
Times and dates subject to change.



ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARS 2020 PERSEVERANCE ROVER

Thursday, February 17
5:30pm-7:00pm EST
Registration Coming Soon
All ages

 




 
 Moderator
SUMMER ASH
Summer Ash has been both a rocket scientist and an astrophysicist. She is a freelance science writer and communicator whose work has been published in The Atlantic, NBC News, Smithsonian, Now.Space, Scientific American, Slate, and Nautilus.
 
 Host
JOHN "DAS" GALLOWAY
John “Das” Galloway:  “Das” is a science outreach communicator who specializes in live, interactive video content. He is the creator of the Kerbal Space Academy, where he uses video games as a tool to start science and engineering conversations with viewers of all ages, and VECTORS Virtual Field Trips, which brings real-time interactive video to museums, events, and historical locations. “Das” also serves as a host and producer for NASASpaceflight.com.
 

 

 

Friday, April 26  |  Highlights:

Visit the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, a live, interactive experience exploring the incredible possibilities of space tourism through personalized space vacation planning. Speak with one of the Bureau's astrophysicist travel agents and plan your ultimate getaway to outer space!
First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where you'll hear from entrepreneurs using NASA technology for the betterment of all. Beer and wine are available for purchase with valid ID.
Advanced Registration Required. Ages 21+.

April 26 Innovators is sold out. Click here to sign up for email updates on our next program.

Friday, May 31 | Highlights:

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch Dunkirk from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.
First-come, first-served. Stay tuned for more information.

Get ready for some sizzlin' excitement at Mad Science: Fire & Ice. Learn about the properties of fire and combustion in this live, interactive (and safe!) experience on the ship's hangar deck.
First-come, first-served.

Join us for intergalactic yoga—led by Guerilla Science—in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Stretch like an astronaut and uncover what happens when your mind and body leave the soothing gravity of Earth.
First-come, first-served. All ages.

Friday, June 21 | Highlights:
Presented by

Join us on the flight deck for a special screening of the acclaimed new CNN Films and NEON documentary APOLLO 11, by director Todd Douglas Miller and archivist Dan Rooney. Constructed with never-before-seen original 70mm film footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings from the 1969 Apollo mission. The resulting portrait of those historic nine days is dazzling! Space is limited; seating is first come, first served.

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing less than a month away, visit the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion for our new installation—Media, the Moon
and Beyond
. Experience the feelings and emotions of that historical moment through archival news media from the era.
First-come, first-served.

Friday, July 19 | Highlights:
Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man on Pier 86 at the Intrepid Museum. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. First-come, first-served. All ages.
Movie Nights are
proudly supported by:

Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will use images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum's Astronomy Night. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting). First-come, first-served. All ages. For the Astronomy Night presentation, please sign up here.

Explore the universe in the Museum's pop-up planetarium, with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (every 20 minutes). First-come, first-served. All ages.
Friday, August 16 | Highlights:
Summer Movie Series community choice pick: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory from Intrepid's flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. First-come, first-served.
Movie Nights are
proudly supported by:

Explore the wonder of Concorde and learn about its role as an inspiration for the "new space age" at From Concorde to Mars: Designing the Future. With missions back to the Moon and beyond, hear from designers and a space architect about upcoming new technologies and innovations that cater to the needs of both astronauts and tourists. The event will begin at 7:00pm in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Free. Space is limited. First come, first served.

To stay up to date for next year's list of summer movies, sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media.
Friday, September 27 | Highlights:

Learn about the forces of flight and NASA's journey to the red planet at our special Spanish-language education demos and tour guide talks taking place throughout the evening. First-come, first-served. All ages.

Innovators, 7:30pm
Hear from innovators who are leading the transformation of New York State into a booming hub in the new space economy. 21+ Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Advanced Registration Required. Ages 21+.

Hispanic Heritage Month Panel Discussion
In Partnership with the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


6:00pm: Hidden Figures: Hispanics Making Strides in STEM:
Panel discussion featuring Hispanic professionals in the STEM fields.

Calling all college students! Head to the Museum for a night of tours, flight simulator rides and trivia while hanging out with friends or making new ones from other schools. Advanced registration required. College students, ID required. Learn More

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Funded by:
 
New York Space Grant Consortium
 
The Virtual Astronomy Live is supported through a NASA Cooperative Agreement awarded to the New York Space Grant Consortium.  
The program is also supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 


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