Apollo 8, the mission that saved 1968.

This year's epic Yuri's Night party will celebrate the historic mission that captured the famous Earthrise picture on Christmas Eve 1968. Come join us Saturday April 7, 2018 under the Space Shuttle Endeavour for an incredible experience of our place in the cosmos.

Yuri's Night L.A.  Sat April 7, 2018 6 pm - 12 am


Featuring NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott

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Nicole Stott has spent 104 days living and working in space. Highlights of her spaceflight missions include 3 Space Shuttle flights (that was how she got to and from her long duration ISS mission, plus a Shuttle flight after that), a double length ISS Expedition (Expedition 20 & 21), 1 spacewalk, installation and first run on the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. treadmill, and ISS maintenance.  She was the last ISS crewmember to return to Earth on a Space Shuttle.

Nicole was selected as an Astronaut in 2000 one of 17 members of the 18th group of NASA Astronauts. Nicole is also an artists and considers herself blessed to have had the opportunity to live and work in space and to have experienced the beauty of our planet from that incredible vantage point.

She believes that sharing this perspective has the power to increase everyone's appreciation of and obligation to care for our home planet and each other.

Through her artwork, she uniquely shares the awesome beauty she experienced through the windows of her spacecraft.  Combining her artwork and spaceflight experience, she is also actively working to generate widespread interest in the inspiration that comes so wonderfully through the integration of Art and Science.

Bill Nye The Science Guy

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We are delighted that the Planetary Society's Bill Nye will be joining us for this year's Yuri's Night! 

Bill Nye is best known as the host of the PBS science show “Bill Nye the Science Guy”(1993–1998). His new series “Bill Nye Saves The World” debuted on Netflix in spring 2017.

Nye earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Cornell University and spent over 20 years working as an engineer until he combined his love of science and comedy to create “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” As a student at Cornell University, he was introduced to the wonders of astronomy in a class taught by Professor Carl Sagan, cofounder of The Planetary Society, which Nye now leads.

Bill will share some of his favorite thoughts on space and earth.

And Our MC: Comedian Gray Bright

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Gray Bright will be our charming Australian MC for the evening for the 3rd year in a row! He is a comedian, engineer and the host of The Tomorrow Show, a Late Night Talk Show focused on Science and Technology. Gray sits down with some of the biggest names from the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (“STEAM”) and conducts a thought provoking and entertaining interview. In addition to the interviews, each episode opens with a comedic monologue drawing on current news and events in the STEAM space, includes punctuating comedy pieces centered on STEAM concepts and ends with a live musical performance. 

Gray also hosts a series of fun, science and space video posts on his YouTube channel that are sure to bring a smile and was also recently featured on America's Greatest Makers.



We are super excited this year to have Vostok Space Beer as our Official Sponsor! They will be with us under the shuttle with their Vostok Space Beer as well as their Indian Summer Ale and their Down Under IPA. All 21+ guests will be able to have their first two 4 Pines Beers on the house!

For the first time ever, you’ll be partying at Yuri’s Night with the world’s first beer for space in hand! 

4 Pines Brewing Company & Saber Astronautics joined forces 7 years ago on a journey with a sole purpose to develop the world’s first beer for space. The beer recipe has been perfected and they’re now in the final stages of the project to perfect the bottle technology so space tourists can drink the beer as we do on Earth (without those squeezie packs).

As Lunar Sponsors of Yuri’s Night L.A. and Yuri's Night Space Coast, Vostok are providing the beers!

Come meet the team from Down Under and share a Space Beer with them while you learn all about the project. Yuri’s Night L.A. will be the official launchpad of their Space Beer Crowd Funding Project which will see Space Beer become a reality and an opportunity for you to be a part of their research.

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Voyager's Golden Record

We will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission to the outer planets and the Golden Record that was sent along with it! We will have the Interstellar Emissary art piece from Burning Man depicting its cover art as well as David Pescovitz, the Co-Producer of the 40th anniversary re-release of the golden record on vinyl! Come celebrate the sights and sounds of Earth that Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan and their team sent to the stars.






Saturday, APRIL 7, 2018 6PM TO 12am

California Science CenterSamuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion




All ticket holders are invited to the Launch Pad at 6pm. Come meet our ambassadors, listen to amazing talks, pet space rocks and hardware, or watch an improv show. At 7pm our space odyssey continues in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Pavilion.

For many years you have been part of an elite team of bipedal hominids as crew of our beautiful, incredibly complex planet. Flying at over 490,000 MPH around the galactic center, she offers incredible views of our celestial neighbors, provides us with water and energy and can operate for millennia. 50 years ago humans glimpsed her from the distance of the moon for the first time. Now we celebrate.

Yuri's Night L.A. will be filled with dancing, drinks, art, costumes, and all things space. You might bump into an astronaut, a rocket scientist or Mars rover mission controller at the party... You start at the pre-party to meet your crewmates, then listen to a space explorer share her experience first hand, then we bring the lights down for you to take your own epic journey. DJs will be spinning until midnight and we will be dancing under the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion celebrating space, art and the power to bring us all together here on our beloved home world.