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April 08, 2007

Yuri's night 2007

the Yuri's Night logo

This Thursday, April 12, is the hippest of all holidays, Yuri's Night. For those of you who forgot your timeline of early space exploration, it was on that date back in 1961 that Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space, one of the great achievements in human history. And a great excuse to throw a party!

There are parties planned all over the world (see if there's a party near you. If not, start one!)

Here in Los Angeles, there's a party planned at the beautiful Griffith Observatory featuring author Ray Bradbury and...wait for it...George Takei, aka Mr. Sulu from Star Trek.

But it looks like the Yuri's Night celebration this year is actually happening the following night (Friday the 13th) just south of San Francisco. The Bay area Yuri's Night organizers have reserved an entire hanger at NASA's Ames Research Center and will be rockin' the hanger with multiple bands, interactive art, continuous science films, robots and who know what else. (Details and ticket info here). Be there or be earth-bound!

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at April 8, 2007 11:14 AM