Yuri’s Night is Here

Update from here:  rain, rain, and more rain.

Today is 12 April!! You know what that means it is time for Yuri’s Night, the annual celebration of all things space and astronomy related and commemorating Yuri Gagarian the first human being ever to go to space — the date was 12 April 1961.

The concept of Yuri’s Night was first conceived by Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, George T. Whitesides, and Trish Garner during the Space Generation Forum at the UNISPACE III conference in 1999.

I was hoping for decent weather this year and was planning on having all three of my scopes out.  According to the weather people I am going to be treated to heavy rain — sigh.  We have a local college with a REALLY nice observatory and they probably would have been open to the public.

So I will be spending ALL of my time over at the Yuri’s Night website.  If you go there you can see if there is an event in your area.  Oh yes, LOTS of events all over the world!

Go to the website and look around there is plenty to do and learn.  I will be looking for pictures of events on the live tab, so if you can get to one upload a picture with a note and say hi.

So Yuri’sNight.org  good job as usual and thank for the use of the logo!


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