Yuri's Night at Pearson Air Museum

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Date(s) - Sat, Apr 15 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

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Event Website: https://www.nps.gov/fova/index.htm

Pearson Air Museum
1115 E 5th Street

Join us in celebrating Yuri’s Night World Space Party global event that commemorates the accomplishments of Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the earth. Gagarin attended the “First Chkalov Air Force Pilot’s School”, named after Valeri Chkalov, who landed the world’s first transpolar flight at Pearson Field in 1937.

At Yuri’s Night, there will be family-friendly activities, including the construction and launching of two-liter pressure bottle rockets. An information booth from the Oregon L5 Society (a division of the National Space Exploration Society) will discuss space exploration.  Weather permitting, the evening will finish with an outdoor star gazing tour led by a national park ranger who is a certified star guide.