Yuri’s Night organizers in London have decided to postpone their involvement in the Science Museum due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus. Although the museum is currently proceeding with their ‘Lates’ event on March 25, Yuri’s Night will not be involved. We will post updates as they are available.
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Yuri’s Night, the group known for worldwide space parties around the anniversary of human spaceflight, is collaborating with the Science Museum in London to bring the spirit of Yuri’s Night to the space-themed Lates on Wednesday 25th March, 2020. This event will kick off the 20th year of Yuri’s Night parties all around the planet!
The evening will feature musical performances from the incredible Space Rocks team in association with ESA – the European Space Agency, training like a Russian Cosmonaut on the British Interplanetary Society’s replica Soyuz simulator, a crew of Space Ambassadors out mingling, as well as all the regular Lates highlights, including the best silent disco in town. Try your luck driving Mars rovers, prove that you’re ‘fit for space’, learn how to survive on Mars and help us build the best LEGO Mars village!
“Yuri’s Night is excited to partner with the Science Museum to bring this awesome space party to London. This will be an incredible opportunity for locals and the space community to come together and celebrate the best that space has to offer,” said Tim Bailey, Executive Director of Yuri’s Night.
Scott McKenzie-Cook, Cultural Events Manager at the Science Museum, said: ‘We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Yuri’s Night for our ever-popular Space Lates at the Science Museum, where visitors can get up close to real space technology such as the Apollo 10 command module and Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft. From pop-culture to cutting-edge scientific research, space is a topic that continues to excite, inspire and confound audiences across the world (and perhaps beyond) and Lates is the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore more about this vast and fascinating phenomenon.’
Don’t miss a chance to meet our diverse group of engaging individuals from around London and the space community who are joining the party as Space Ambassadors to share their personal experiences. Ambassadors will be identifiable with red sashes during the party to help guests identify them as safe to approach with their favorite space questions!
Tickets for the event are FREE and available on the Science Museum’s website. VIP admission begins at 6:30pm and will include priority entry, a welcome drink, and a 15% discount in the museum shop. General Admission starts at 6:45pm and the whole party wraps at 10pm.
For more information about the event, please visit the Science Museum’s website.
About Yuri’s Night
Yuri’s Night is a grassroots annual event with hundreds of parties around the globe (and beyond!) centered around April 12, the anniversary of the first human spaceflight and the first launch of the space shuttle. These events celebrate all that humanity brings with us as we explore the cosmos: music, art, science, culture, and each other! Local groups, science centers, museums, NGOs, and other non-profit groups independently produce events in the US and worldwide. We use space to bring the world together, to empower the greatest parts of who we are, and give vision to where we are going. Everyone is invited to launch a Yuri’s Night party in their own community using logos and resources from YurisNight.net
About the Science Museum Lates
As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement. For more information about the Science Museum visit sciencemuseum.org.uk.
Bringing together a host of themed talks, workshops and activities, Science Museum Lates are free adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Science Museum Lates began in September 2008, and the museum has since hosted over 120 Lates events with themes ranging from sexuality and medicine, zombies and Frankenstein, to China and AI. Find out more about past Science Museum Lates events here.
Supporting organizations for the event include: