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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!!!