On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit the Earth.  To celebrate the anniversary of this milestone in space exploration, the Phoenix aerospace community is having a Yuri's Night (YN) event on April 12 of this year. See this link for more information on the global Yuri's Night celebrations.

The Phoenix chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society have traditionally supported or sponsored Yuri’s Night events in the Phoenix area. For 2015, those groups are joining up with the YN event hosted by the ASU chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). The event will be free and open to everyone.

No advanced registration is required. You can keep track on the SEDS Facebook page (
https://www.facebook.com/groups/163755590302678/) if you want. The Phoenix YN Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/180802768755683/

The fun starts at 7 pm (tentatively) and will be held at the ISTB-4 building on the east side of the ASU Tempe campus. Parking is available at the surface lot immediately south of the building or the Rural Road parking garage just east of ISTB-4. Parking is generally free on weekends in these lots.

This primary sponsor of this event is the ASU chapter of SEDs, with additional support provided by the Phoenix Section of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the local chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society.

For more information, call 480-282-1343 or send an email to yuri@yuriphx.net