Chabot Space & Science Center
Price: Free with Admission to the Center, Star Stories and additional $12 per person
Every April 12th, people from around the world gather to celebrate the first spaceflight. Yuri's Night is a global celebration of humanity's past, present and future in space. Yuri's Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA's Space Shuttle.
Bring the family and celebrate by playing fun space-inspired game and activities. Learn about the space race and how we managed to send a human into space. See a real astronaut suit up close and learn about how it works. We'll also explore the cutting edge technology that helps us explore the cosmos today.
Later in the evening, our observatory deck will open at 8:00pm for a spectacular viewing of the Moon and Jupiter which will be up from dusk on. Mars will also be visible in the early evening sky. Cozy up and stay for a special 9:00pm Star Stories about the night's sky, constellations and our exploration of space. Bring binoculars, blankets and warm clothes. Special Yuri's hot cider, wine and beer will be for sale.
Please note: Viewing is not guaranteed and weather permitting for outside viewing. If sky conditions are or become poor for viewing the program will take place inside one of our historic telescope domes. Please check our weather station for more day of details or call us at (510) 336-7373 for more information. Don't forget to bring your blankets!
Space is limited. Purchase tickets Online to reserve your spot on the hill to see the Moon, Jupiter and to celebrate Yuri's legacy.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Showtimes