Yuri's Night Bay Area 2010

    There were many wild costumes from Yuri's Night. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Paul LangstonOne of the wild costumes seen at Yuri's Night Bay Area.
    Image credit: NASA / Paul Langston


    Yuri’s Night is an international celebration of the orbital flight of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, on April 12, 1961. It also marks the first space shuttle flight in April 1981. An annual event, Yuri’s Night is celebrated at more than 90 events in 30 countries. It is a global celebration of human space achievement, designed to raise awareness and support for space exploration.

    Event Overview

    Friday, April 9, 2010
    Education Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    An estimated 3,000 elementary, high school and college students from the Bay Area will attend Education Day at NASA Ames Research Center. The students will explore art and science exhibits, attend workshops and listen to scientists and experts from NASA Ames Research Center.

    Saturday, April 10, 2010
    Yuri’s Night Celebration, noon to midnight

    A full day of creativity, featuring large and small art installations, groundbreaking technology exhibits and speakers from NASA Ames Research Center. Significant aircraft from the history of aeronautics will be on hand as both static displays with tours and flying demonstrations. There will be music acts on two stages including, N.E.R.D, Les Claypool (bassist from Primus), Common, The Black Keys, Glitch Mob and DJ Qbert.

    If you have a disability and require assistance to attend the event, please contact Dana Bolles at 650.604.3145 or dana.bolles@nasa.gov.

    Yuri's Night Bay Area 2010 will bring together a range of communities, including space and science enthusiasts. Silicon Valley professionals, academic researchers, entrepreneurs and the broader community of smart, energetic and creative people who make the Bay Area so vibrant. The daytime events will offer event collaborators many opportunities to meet and engage the newest generation of scientists and engineers.

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