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Yuri's Night Vancouver 2017
Wed, 12 April 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
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.
"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.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are no minimum age requirements. Everyone is welcome. Please be aware that there is a 20 person limit inside the observatory so, if there is a larger than usual attendance, there may be some waiting involved.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is paid parking within the SFU campus. Visitor Parking Lot B is the closest to the Trottier Observatory. For campus maps and directions go to http://www.sfu.ca/campuses/maps-and-directions/burnaby-map.html
What can I bring into the event?
Your can bring your own telescope for viewing if the weather is good.