Join the Canadian Space Society Vancouver chapter and Dr. Howard Trottier, Astronomy professor and director of Simon Fraser University Trottier Observatory, on April 12th between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm to celebrate Yuri's Night at the Trottier Observatory. Free event. Everyone's welcome. Register here
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 Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.
Join us in the celebration! Together with the Starry Nights team at the Trottier Observatory in SFU, check out the observatory and the science plaza and learn about this meaningful date for space exploration.
More Yuri's Night Events in Vancouver
- April 22nd: RASC will be participating in a Yuri Gagarin night at the La Fontana Cafe in Vancouver. The details are on RASC's meetup site here. This is not an official RASC event, however they will be supporting it and helping out.
- April 13th: RASC monthly general meeting at SFU. The details of that meeting are here. Two of our guest speakers that night are giving a presentation about the value of space exploration. The two students are in grade 6, so you have an opportunity to hear what our 11 year old generation thinks about space exploration.
CSS members are invited to partake in both events.
"Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet.
People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!"
— Yuri Gagarin, 1st human in space.