Cosmic Nights: Yuri's Night

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Date(s) - Thu, Apr 12 2018
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST

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H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street
V6J 3J9

Join us at Cosmic Nights: Yuri’s Night, as we examine how sending humans to space has changed how we see our planet.

Cosmic Nights is a themed party featuring a custom planetarium show, music, drinks, science demonstrations, games, and a special guest lecturer. Experience the Space Centre after hours in a 19+ environment!

Cosmic Nights returns on Thursday, April 12th with Cosmic Nights: Yuri’s Night. Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held every April 12 to commemorate milestones in space exploration. Yuri’s Night is named for the first human to launch into space, Yuri Gagarin, who flew the Vostok 1 spaceship on April 12, 1961.

6:30pm – 10:00pm – Drinks | Music | Games | Demonstrations I Lecture IPlanetarium

7:30 or 9:00pm – Planetarium Star Theatre show
We’ll be taking a look at themes of space exploration, how our planetary perspective has changed, and at what events have and continue to change how we see the universe.

8:00pm and 9:00pm – Personal space exploration at 1 g Lecture by Howard Trottier
We are living in a golden age of scientific discovery, an age of exploration that far surpasses all that came before, and space-science research and space exploration are at the forefront. An armada of new telescopes and spacecraft will soon dramatically accelerate the pace of discovery, and humans will soon venture again beyond Earth orbit. At the same time, everyone can directly experience the wonders of the universe, and contribute to scientific discovery, from the ground (and on a budget!). This talk will highlight some ways to personally explore space at 1 g.

Bio: Dr. Howard Trottier is a professor in the Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University. He’s also the Director of the Trottier Observatory at Simon Fraser University, and the outreach program Starry Nights @ SFU.

7:00pm-9:00pm – Ground Station Canada Theatre – Astronaut Training

TICKETS: $20 early bird tickets until March 29th, $25 after.
Tickets available online through Eventbrite.

Beer from Red Truck Beer Company, wine from Hester Creek Estate Winery. Games by Starlit Citadel.

19+ event. All attendees will be required to provide photo ID upon entry.