Rock the Planet with Yuri’s Night in 2016!

Time to start planning your Yuri’s Night party! Today, we’re officially opening up event registration for Yuri’s Night 2016. In 2015, we celebrated Yuri’s Night in over 200 locations on all seven continents. Astronauts, astronomers, artists, and aficionados of space exploration came together around the world to commemorate our past, present and future in space. (Check out Yuri’s Night Live for a recap of all the year’s festivities.) Let’s make Yuri’s Night even bigger in 2016. Register your party today — registration is free and gives you access to organizer-only updates and resources. Plus a highlight on the Yuri’s Night party map, if you like. We’ll have plenty of announcements to make between now and April, so even if you’re not hosting a party this year, stay tuned! We’re looking forward to seeing you as we Rock The Planet in 2016.

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Exploring our Solar System with the New Horizons Spacecraft

Guest post by Alan Stern and Kelsi Singer of the New Horizons Team   NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is only a few months away from making history as the first ever spacecraft to fly-by Pluto and its five moons. Moreover, no spacecraft has ever explored anything so far away—3 billion miles, or any of the small planets of the Kuiper Belt. The closest approach will happen on July 14th, 2015 as the spacecraft dives through the Pluto system.

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Yuri’s Night at the Movies!

With just under two weeks until Yuri’s Night, it’s a good time to hammer out exactly what activities you plan to have at your event if you’re hosting one. Whatever your audience is, and however many people it involves, one element you might want to consider incorporating into your Yuri’s Night celebrations is movies. After all, space has been a popular subject for films both factual and fictional ever since Georges Méliès filmed A Trip To The Moon in 1902 (the classic silent film where the poor Man-in-the-Moon gets hit in the eye with a space capsule.) There are many ways to make movies a part of your Yuri’s Night celebrations—you might plan to visit a local museum or science center to see a space documentary in IMAX, host a marathon of your favorite sci-fi flicks in your own home, or just have a film playing in the background at a traditional party for ambiance, sound optional.

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Celebrating the Leap – Yuri’s Night at the South Pole

For Yuri’s Night 2010 I had the privilege of celebrating the occasion with my fellow crew members from Amundsen-Scott Research Base located at the South Pole, Antarctica. Five years later, the Yuri’s Night blog is kind enough to allow me a few moments to reflect upon our celebration and why Yuri’s Night continues to be an event worth celebrating. Yuri’s Night comes at a good time in the life of folks at Pole. Summer with all of its hustle and bustle is over and the comforting darkness of winter hasn’t yet arrived. How appropriate, then, to celebrate a leap into the unknown while standing at the cusp of what the winter darkness held for us.

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Yuri’s Night 2015 on 5 Continents

We have lots of exciting news to report about Yuri’s Night 2015. We’re now up past 50 registered events this year and we now have events on 5 different continents. We are only waiting for a person (like you, if you live there) to set up an event in Africa or Antarctica. If you haven’t registered your event yet on the site, do it today – it’s free promotion for you! If you’re interested in exploring Yuri’s Night data in depth, check out our new Data page → There are many exciting events happening around the world this year and one of them might be in a city near you! Here are a few major events to watch in 2015:

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The Yuri’s Night Shop is Open for 2015!

If you’ve been waiting to get a Yuri’s Night T-shirt since April 2014 or want to get a party pack full of stickers and temporary tattoos to help theme your event in 2015 – we have the answer. The Yuri’s Night store has opened today for 2015 and has a variety of Yuri’s Night-themed items that you can purchase. We’ll then ship your items out to you as soon as we can – just make sure you order before April when our stocks will run low and shipping may delay your order past April 12. Check out the store items below to see if there is anything you’d like!   

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