Yuri’s Night 2008 is a worldwide celebration of Yuri Gagarin, the first person to orbit the earth and Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2008 takes place on Saturday, April 12th at the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field near Mountain View. This year will also be a celebration of NASA’s 50th anniversary and will be the largest Yuri’s Night ever, featuring talks by Will Wright and Stewart Brand, art and sculpture by The Flaming Lotus Girls, Michael Christian and Cyclecide, performances by Capacitor and Amon Tobin, as well as the debut of Telstar, featuring Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead.
This year the San Francisco Bay Area will be home to the largest Yuri’s Night celebration ever. At the NASA Ames Research Center over 8,000 people will join astronauts, artists, musicians, scientists and engineers to learn, celebrate, and pay tribute to our global space heritage; and to celebrate the anniversaries of the first human spaceflight and the first space shuttle mission. Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2008 is a one-of-a-kind local community event: a perfect fusion of celebration and tribute, technology expo, Maker Faire, art exhibition, and music festival; all rolled into one.
Yuri’s Night Bay Area was one of the best events I went to last year and this year looks like it will be even be more amazing. Here are my photos from Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2007. Tickets for this year’s event are available online and are selling out fast.
See Also: Tour of NASA Ames Research Center
photo by Scott Beale