Michael sent in the details for Yuri’s night! If you’re in the Bay Area this looks to be one *the* events to attended for 2007!
Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2007
Get ready for something entirely different.
On April 13th the San Francisco Bay Area joins the world in celebration of space exploration in a unique convergence of artists, scientists, astronauts, performers and musicians. Yuri’s Night is a commemoration of humankind’s first venture into space by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. This gathering bridges national, cultural, generational and social barriers to ignite excitement about what is new on the horizon in space exploration and to remind us of what humanity is capable of.
Yuri’s Night Bay Area will be held at Moffett Field in the NASA Ames Research Center’s massive SOFIA hangar, home to the world’s largest aerial observatory. Our host for the evening is pioneering space traveler Anousheh Anasari, the first privately funded female to reach orbit. She is joined by Dr. Chris McKay, world renowned expert in astrobiology with the space science division of NASA Ames Research Center, as they welcome you to a dazzling array of interactive art installations, technology exhibits, and science demos; all interwoven with musical and acrobatic performances by some of the world’s finest entertainers.
Come join us in celebrating Yuri Gagarin and the accomplishments of mankind on a collective cosmic journey to the depths of space and beyond.