Yuri’s Night is back at NASA! April 9-10, 2010 at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. And the Serpent Mother will be there along with the amazing Raygun Gothic Rocketship, and dozens of super smart, talented and entertaining humans.
The talented and fabulous Will Chase of Will Chase Arts is curating the artwork for the event, and the line up for the Saturday night party is rockin. Over 10,000 people are expected. Us Flaming Lotus Girls think you should be one of them. Where else on the planet can you play with a fire-breathing serpent, get down with Les Claypool and Common, and explore a stunning rocketship while also having your mind blown by space exploration and SCIENCE inside enormous airplane hangars? I mean, really. Where?
Go on. Get your tickets now on the Yuri’s Night website.
And, in case you didn’t know, here’s a brief history of Yuri’s Night from the Bay Area event’s site:
Taking place each year in over 120 cities world-wide, Yuri’s Night commemorates mankind’s first venture into space, by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961, and the launch of the first Space Shuttle by NASA exactly twenty years later. It is the largest annual celebration of space exploration – and of mankind’s curiosity, scientific and technical achievements.
Yuri’s Night was founded by members of the United Nations’ Space Generation Forum in September 2000. After seven months of planning, ultimately sixty Yuri’s Night events were held on April 12th, 2001. Every year, dozens of new Yuri’s Night events are added to the global space celebration.
Yuri’s Night Bay Area began in 2007 at NASA’s Ames Research Center and has grown into the world’s largest annual Yuri’s Night event – a diverse interactive celebration of science, sound and art.