Yuri’s Night is a global initiative to popularize topics related to humanity’s cosmic past, present, and future. Traditionally, we at Ratio join the program, and this time we have prepared a series of interesting topics that we will fly through together. The crew we invite you to join includes two speaker stars who you have met on our stage before: Viktor Danchev and Stoil Ivanov. With them, we will circle three main themes, and in the meantime, we will have fun with a special thematic selection of music suitable for a space party.

To the moon and beyond
12 people stepped onto the surface of another celestial body between 1969 and 1972. To this day, it is one of the greatest achievements of NASA and humanity in general. But despite this promising start, Earthlings’ space expansion seems to be on indefinite hiatus…

What can we learn from the great Space Age of the 20th century, and are these lessons applicable today?
Are private space projects the solution and what can we expect from them in the near future?
How are things changing in the aerospace industry today?
What effects do new technologies have on gear, spacesuits, rockets, and everything else?

Hunting for water
The European Space Agency’s JUICE mission will undertake detailed observations of Jupiter’s icy moons – Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. Equipped with a wide range of observational instruments, the spacecraft will give us valuable information about the conditions of these satellites and the potential possibilities for life on them. We will talk about the mission and discuss:

What are the plans for Juice and what are the expectations of the experts?
What does the path to Jupiter look like and how are the gravitational fields of various objects used to get there faster and more efficiently?
How can the study of Jupiter and its system of moons become a basis for the study of other gas giants in the universe?

Cosmos like in a movie
Space invites not only explorers but also artists. Some of the most beloved blockbusters in history, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Interstellar, are filled with epic cosmic vistas, bold visions of the future… and no small amount of creative wilfulness… We take a look at some of cinema’s favorites -Space to discuss:

Which movies best represent space and our journey through it?
Which titles do scientists dislike the most?
In fact, how important is scientific precision in the art world?


12.04.2023 ( 19:00 ) | K.U.P.E., Sofia, Bulgaria