Yuri's Night at Innovation & Collaboration Centre

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Date(s) - Fri, Apr 12 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

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Nortn terrace
South Australia

You are invited to the Innovation & Collaboration Centre’s celebration of Yuri’s Night – the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12 1961.

Visit the Orbitopia exhibition in the Universal Gallery exploring how satellite technology is used today, the opportunities it presents and the ethical questions provoked.

Take a seat in the Cosmic Lounge in the Gould Interactive Gallery and ponder the question “are we alone in the universe?”

17:30 – Hear from Andrew Barton, former Director of Technical Operations for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, who will be discussing commercial moon exploration in light of the first ever privately-funded spacecraft landing on the Moon on 11 April (request your tickets when you register as space is limited)

18:45 – Space Quiz Night. Gather your teams, get your thinking caps on and shoot for stars!

The first ever privately-funded spacecraft is due to land on the Moon in April in what will be a historic feat that only 3 governments have achieved to date. The mission, being carried out by the Israeli organisation SpaceIL, is set to kick-start the commercial exploration of the Moon.

Come and hear the backstory behind this amazing mission from Dr Andrew Barton, the former Director of Technical Operations for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, where SpaceIL first made its start and competed with numerous teams companies from around the world. Andrew’s talk will also cover commercial lunar exploration in general and the opportunities for Australia to get involved.

(The talk will be held in MOD.’s Lecture Gallery next to Food Lore cafe.)

Celebrations will continue at MOD. with the chance to check out the exhibits in the Orbitopia and the Cosmic Living Room, and win prizes in our space quiz.

Join us to celebrate this historic occasion – wear your best space-themed outfit and get a free drink.

Drinks and nibbles will be available for purchase from Food Lore cafe at MOD.