Set course for the Michigan Science Center tonight for an out-of-this-world celebration of all people and things astronautical. Yuri’s Night, or World Space Party, is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present and future in space.
Free and open to the public of all communities, the evening commemorates Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and his historic flight into space and earth orbit on April 12, 1961. One aim of the event is to encourage younger generations of what’s ahead in space exploration.
Join in at MiSci for an evening of hands-on space activities including:
- Telescope viewing (weather permitting) as part of the MSU Science Festival – Statewide Astronomy Night.
- Planetarium shows at MiSci.
- Hands-on space activities courtesy of The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). Explore the ways our universe is expanding, build your own electroscope to detect static electricity, perform experiments with erosion, and more.
- Cash bar.
Appropriate for all ages and general admission is free. Pre-registration is required. Click here for details.