Rock the Planet with Yuri's Night this April!
by Brice Russ, Yuri's Night Assistant Director
On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly into space; twenty years later, on April 12, 1981, NASA began the Space Shuttle program with the launch of Columbia. Now, every April, tens of thousands of people around the world come together for Yuri's Night, a celebration of our past, present, and future in space.
|Launching air-powered rockets at Yuri's Night in Inverness, Scotland|
If you're attending the Cambridge Science Festival, you can join the Student Astronomers of Harvard-Radcliffe for food, stellar observations, and trivia at Yuri's Night this Friday, April 12. Read more about the "STAHR Party" and RSVP on their Facebook event. If you won't be able to make it, it's not too late to start your own Yuri's Night party--registration on the Yuri's Night website is quick and free.
|Yuri's Night Bay Area at NASA Ames 2007|