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Yuri's Night


Wed 12 Apr 2017, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Moon, 167 Riddiford Street, Wellington

Restrictions: M

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Robert Peckyno

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 Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961 and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.

In 2011, on the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, over 100,000 people attended 567 officially-recognized events in 75 countries on all 7 continents, while tens of thousands more watched the 12-hour live Yuri’s Night Global Webcast and participated online in the virtual world of Second Life.

Since then, the celebrations have only gotten bigger and bolder.

(Learn more about Yuri's Night at

This year, Wellington will celebrate by getting together at (how perfect) Moon's in Newtown! It's $10 pizza night and there will be a short presentation about Yuri Gagarin and the first space launch starting around 5:30pm. Afterwards, Moon's is also hosting some soulful live music starting at 7pm so make an evening of it and join us for a fun and spacey evening.

Hope to see you there!

"Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marvelled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty - not destroy it!" - Yuri Gagarin, 1st human in space.

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