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Yuri’s Night International Space Event – At the Air Force Museum of New Zealand!

Yuri’s Night International Space Event – At the Air Force Museum of New Zealand!

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Yuri’s Night 2024 at the Air Force Museum of NZ, an International Space Celebration!
Come along and see Canterbury’s Aerospace on display, completely free!

Turn up any time throughout the day (check below for some workshop times)

– Planetarium tours
– Mars Rover display
– Build-Your-Own-Rocket workshops
– Static Rocket displays
– Giveaways (from stickers to aerospace collectibles)
– Astronomical displays
– Wind Tunnel exhibit
– Build a Shuttle
– Send a postcard to space (Really!)
– watch a rocket launch (weather dependant)
– Touch a piece of rocket that’s returned from Space!
– Spot Prizes of cool aerospace swag!
– and so much more!

Yuri Gagarin became the first human in Space on April 12th 1961.
Fast forward 40 years and “Yuri’s Night” was created as an international space party, celebrating everything aerospace!

– Rocket Workshops at 10am and 2pm (spaces limited)
– Rocket Launch at 1pm weather dependant
– Planetarium tour numbers subject to space constraints

– Therese Angelo Wing of the Museum (hang a left and go past the cafe upon entering)

Proudly brought to you by the Christchurch Rocketeers, Royal Aeronautical Society of NZ, and the Air Force Museum of New Zealand

Event displays volunteered by:
– Christchurch Rocketeers
– Royal Aeronautical Society of NZ
– Air Force Museum of NZ
– Canterbury Astronomical Society
– Aerospace New Zealand/ Aotearoa Aerospace Academy
– House of Science
– UC Aerospace Club
– SpacewardBoundNZ
– Canterbury Astronomical Society

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Time Zone - Pacific/Auckland