Archive:Events/Yuri's Night

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On April 12th, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space and orbit the Earth.

Exactly 20 years later, on April 12th 1981, the Space Shuttle made its maiden flight from the Kennedy Space Center.

Yuri's Night celebrates the anniversary of these momentous events in modern history. Join us at London Hackspace on April 12th to celebrate 50 years of human spaceflight and toast the end of the Space Shuttle program.


  • Music
  • Projections
  • Perhaps telescopes if it's a clear night
  • Lasers
  • A screening of First Orbit
  • A licensed bar!


London Hackspace, Cremer Street, E2 8HD

The London Hackspace is a non-profit hackerspace in central London: a community-run workshop where people come to share tools and knowledge. Learn more.

More directions here


Tuesday, April 12th, 2011. 19:00-02:00 BST.

Yes, it's a Tuesday. Perhaps you should take the following day off work.


It would be great if you could mark yourself as attending on the Facebook event, so we can get an idea of numbers. But you don't have to.

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