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YURI'S NIGHT WINNIPEG 2011!
on March 8,2011 by jared

Yuri's Night is a network of Global Parties that celebrate the anniversary of the first manned space flight, piloted by Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12th, 1961. All over the world each year on April 12th, planners put together both large scale and small scale parties, celebrating the culture, science and spirit of manned space exploration.

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF MANNED SPACE FLIGHT!!!
Come celebrate with us with a day (and night) full of space themed fun, activities, exhibits !!!!

mrghosty and the staff at The Manitoba Museum are working hard to make this year's celebration one for the books! Here's what you can expect!

***COSMOMANIA EXHIBIT AT THE MANITOBA MUSEUM!!!!***
This interactive exhibition presents the history of space exploration and takes a look at what the future may hold for humans in space.

Live science demonstrations and interactive stations will engage visitors of all ages.

(attendance is FREE to all, and the exhibit will be open late to those coming to the party later in the evening)!!!

***FAIRLY SCIENTIFIC INDIE SCIENCE FAIR!!!! 12pm-5pm***Remember those science fairs from your youth? Want to relive those moments? Make a volcano, an electro magnet or anything else related to SCIENCE!!! if you're interested in creating an exhibit? All you have to do is email: fairly.scientific@gmail.com to register your project!!!! Winners of the science fair will receive prizes, ribbons, and free admission to the party in the Planetarium later on (and get to show off your winning projects to party attendees)!!!!

***SCIENCE GALLERY SHINDIG!!! (8pm-1am) *$10 admission, cash bar, 18+.***
*cruise the exhibits in the science gallery, play with fun experiments.
*get your picture taken in REAL astronaut attire at the photo booth.
*play games in the mini space arcade on vintage consoles and the Winnitron 1000!
*play with PO-MOTION, the PO-MO PROJECT's interactive floor projections!!!

Grab a drink, and a snack while listening to the DJ stylings of:

*Tyler Crichton
*Bit Cadet - team20XX
*dj sELF - Elfin Sound/Caffix Records - Science Psy

***GUEST SPEAKERS!!! (time and speakers TBA)***
Just like last year, we will have a number of guest speakers giving talks and answering your questions on all things scientific!!!

*** PLANETARIUM DANCE PARTY!!! (9pm-1am)***
Dance under the dome with 4 screens of live space themed video projections by Tyrone Deise of OnionUnion and mrghosty!!!

featuring music by:

Freak Alien (aka p_aul from mixhard)
DIAL-UP (readymix)
LEBEATO
the SHAKE (Manalogue and Lotek)

and last but not least:

***SPACE THEME COSTUME PARTY// CONTEST!!!***
Come dressed as your favorite science/ science fiction persona/ character/ etc, mingle with beings from outerspace and compete for amazing space themed prizes in our COSTUME CONTEST!!!