Celebrate International Yuri’s Night at Stardome.
In 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin boarded the Vostok 1 spacecraft and made history as the first person in space. In 108 minutes, Yuri orbited Earth before landing by parachute in a field, much to the surprise of an unsuspecting farmer and her daughter. Gagarin later recalled, “When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet citizen like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!”
Every year on April 12, Yuri’s historic journey is marked with Yuri’s Night, an international celebration of Yuri. Join us at Stardome for Yuri’s Night 2020 and watch a space exploration show presented in the 360-degree planetarium dome.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for shows. Late entry into the planetarium is not possible once the show has started.
Please choose a session from the list below to buy tickets securely online. Recommended 16+ years. Alcohol will only be served to 18+ with valid ID. Terms and Conditions can be found here.
Tickets include a glass of wine or beer (R18, ID required) and nibbles.
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