Yuri's Night - Bay Area 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM (PDT)
YURI’S NIGHT BAY AREA 2010
SATURDAY APRIL10TH 12:00PM - 12:00AM
This year, the San Francisco Bay Area will be home to the largest Yuri’s Night celebration in the world at NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, California.
WHAT IS YURI’S NIGHT?
Taking place each year in over 120 cities world-wide, Yuri's Night commemorates mankind's first venture into space, by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961, and the launch of the first Space Shuttle by NASA exactly twenty years later. It is the largest annual celebration of space exploration - and of mankind's curiosity, scientific and technical achievements.
Yuri's Night was founded by members of the United Nations' Space Generation Forum in September 2000. After seven months of planning, ultimately sixty Yuri's Night events were held on April 12th, 2001. Every year, dozens of new Yuri's Night events are added to the global space celebration.
Yuri's Night Bay Area began in 2007 at NASA's Ames Research Center and has grown into the world's largest annual Yuri's Night event - a diverse interactive celebration of science, sound and art.