Yuri's Night IAC Paris Wes 21 Sept 2022 Palais Maillot

Thank you to everyone that made this SOLD OUT event possible!

We will see you next year!

Yuri’s Night is back for the fourth time at the IAC! Join the “World Space Party” in Paris for a night filled with dancing, art, costumes, music, and all things space on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 at Palais Maillot.

Meet our Space Ambassadors, mingle with fellow space enthusiasts, bump into a rocket scientist, look at the sky through a telescope, or grab a photo with an astronaut!

DATE: Wednesday, 21 September, 2022
TIME: 20:00 – 01:00
LOCATION: Palais Maillot Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot, Paris, 75017, FR
Scenes from Yuri's Night at IAC in 2019!
For many, many, many, many, many, many years, you have been part of an elite team of bipedal hominids as crew on our beautiful, incredibly complex Spaceship Earth. Flying at over 490,000 MPH around the galactic center, the Earth offers incredible views of our celestial neighbors, provides us with water, energy, and can operate for millennia. In other words: It’s time to celebrate!
Yuri’s Night @ IAC 2022 will be filled with dancing, drinks, art, costumes, and all things space. You might bump into an astronaut, celebrity, rocket scientist, or astrophysicist. DJ’s will be spinning as we celebrate space & the power to bring us all together here on Spaceship Earth. ROCK THE PLANET!


Dr. Sian Proctor

Dr. Sian Proctor

Astronaut, CEO of SPACE2INSPIRE and the JEDI Space Foundation, first black female spacecraft pilot

Sirisha Bandla

Sirisha Bandla

Astronaut and Vice President of Government Affairs and Research Operations for Virgin Galactic.

Dylan Taylor

Dylan Taylor

Astronaut, Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, and Founder & Chairman of the Board at Space For Humanity

Eric Ingram

Co-Founder of space situational awareness startup SCOUT, Inc, and Ambassador for Mission: AstroAccess

Christina Korp

Christina Korp is an astronaut manager, space advisor, Founder of SPACE For a Better World and the president of Purpose Entertainment

Matt Gohd

CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation, the only FAA-approved provider of commercial parabolic flights in the US.

Camille Elizabeth

aka @TheGalacticGal, aerospace engineer, parabolic flight coach, and science communicator

Mike Mongo

Mike Mongo

Space+5 Crew, Astronaut Teacher, Author of The Astronaut Instruction Manual, and founder of Mike Mongo's Astronaut Job Fair.

Sydney Hamilton

Space+5 Crew and Aerospace Structures Manager at Boeing. Frst African-American to win the Space & Satellite Professionals International Promise Award.

Joan Melendez-Misner

Space+5 Crew and Integration Engineer at NASA working on space & asteroid planetary defense missions

Trent Tresch

Space+5 Crew and Founding Director of the University of Arizona’s Center for Human Space Exploration;

Diana Al Jbour

Diana Al Jbour

Jordanian Ukrainian Aviation engineering student bringing inspiration to underserved communities by establishing women in aviation in Jordan and the Arabic world. She recently was part of the BLinc Analog themed space camp where she was part of the team that built the autonomous mars rover.

Asma Akhter

Asma Akter

Originally from Bangladesh she is a multilingual science communicator with BLINC inspiring a new generation in steam outreach aviation and aerospace

Space Prize Winner

Winner to Be Announced!

Dipak Srinivasan

Board Member for The Planetary Society along with Civil Space Mission Area Strategic Engagements Lead and the communications systems engineer for the Europa Clipper mission at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL).


Dr Chrispy


Before taking his flight on Blue Origin in 2021, Chris Boshuizen helped co-found both Singularity University and the satellite imagery company Planet. Now he has embraced his musical interests as Dr. Chrispy, astronaut DJ!

Beautiful Machines

A self-described "Cinematic Electronic Synthwave Rock Band", Beautiful Machines' Conrad and Stef are on a nomadic journey across the planet exploring the concept of Singularity for their latest album.


Tin’s music tells about the ups and downs of a girl who makes her own songs in the sound and the fury, in joyfulness and quakes.

Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors for making this nonprofit event possible!


Loretta Whitesides

Loretta Whitesides

Co-Founder of Yuri's Night, author, and Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut, along with developing and leading SpaceKind Training.

Tim Bailey

Executive Director of Yuri's Night and The SpaceKind Foundation, Supervisor of Inflight for the Zero Gravity Corporation.


Swetha Kotichintala

Co-founder @ Exobotics, World Space Week National Coordinator (UK), Amateur Mountaineer

Adryon Kozel

Adryon Kozel

Space anthropologist and PhD researcher on the European Research Council (ERC)-funded project ETHNO-ISS.

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

P.R. Consultant , Actor & Art Curator, Founder of Le Commissariat & THC (Thomas Hardy Consulting)

Shiva Lynn Burgos

Shiva Lynn Burgos

American conceptual artist, half of the performance-based art collaborative Ned&ShivaProductions, curator of GESTE Paris.

Many thanks to all of the other volunteers, partners, and supporters that have made this event possible!


Will there be food?

YES!  Food will be available for purchase on site. 

What should I wear?

We have a space themed-nightclub vibe that encourages costumes, play/cosplay and self expression! You can wear black pants or galaxy leggings, your favorite Sci-fi costume, or what you would wear to a nightclub on a Saturday night. Coming straight from the IAC to Yuri’s Night? Then you’re already in costume as a space professional!

Is this an all ages event?

Since this is a night club environment we don’t encourage people to bring kids. But just like at Burning Man, some people will. If you would bring your kids to Burning Man, feel free to bring them to Yuri’s Night.

Scenes from previous events

Mac Malkawi and Tim Bailey smile in flight suits in a large, dark dance club. There is purple lighting barely illuminating the scene with a giant Yuri's Night sign in the back.
Yuri’s Night is project of The SpaceKind Foundation, a US-based non-profit organization using the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers.