Yuri's Night

What do you mean, you've never heard of Yuri's Night?


"Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle.

"Yuri’s Night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. These events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbecue.

"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 tens of thousands more watched the 12-hour live Yuri’s Night Global Webcast and participated online in the virtual world of Second Life."

Okay, yeah, Second Life, but let go of that part. The important part is that we, as documented Smart People, will celebrate humans in space along with people all over the world, and we'll do it at a science-themed lounge. In other words, we will be the coolest people in Mensa, which puts us among the stars.

Dinner afterward, TBD. Text Heather at[masked] or email [masked] for more info.

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  • Heather P.

    Quick update: Science Club opens at 6:30 p.m., not 6 p.m. See everyone tonight!

    April 12

    • George C.

      Sorry I missed you all as well. Afterwards I ended up going to another Yuri / Space Shuttle Night party at DC9 although there didn't seem to be much, or any, Space theme to it.

      April 13

    • Heather P.

      I think if I carry this over to next year, I'll do a more concerted space theme, even if it's me bringing stuff. Yuri would want it that way. :)

      April 13

  • Heather P.

    I had such a good time! Great to see everyone.

    April 13

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