Did you know that Yuri’s Night started as a Space Generation Advisory Council Project? It did! It only just got independent in 2009, but many of SGAC members are still leading or participating in these events around the world. SGAC will be compiling pictures of all the Yuri’s Night events from across the globe and publishing them on the Space Gen website and in the monthly newsletter. If you participate in a Yuri’s Night event this year, please remember to take some photographs and send them to the SGAC PR & Communications Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org. SGAC looks forward to sharing your Yuri’s Night experiences with the entire Space Gen community!
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.