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Yuri’s Night



Join PARI as we celebrate Yuri’s Night.  Yuri’s Night is a commemoration of Yuri Gargarin 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.

PARI educators and scientists will lead the evening as we commemorate milestones in space exploration by exploring space through NASA exhibits and evening viewing through PARI telescopes and video.  Live music will be provided by McCall Brothers Band.   We will take a look at how spacecraft have changed over time and what’s around the corner for NASA and space exploration.

Don’t want to drive home after the viewing?  Contact PARI today to reserve a cabin room for the night at our Internationally certified Dark Sky Park.

A light snack will be provided.  We will be following NC COVID Guidelines so limited spots are available. Pre-Registration is Required!