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Postponed-Space Foundation Yuri’s Night

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Postponed-Space Foundation Yuri’s Night

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Event Series:

March 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT


Event Postponed


Space Foundation Discovery Center
Yuri's Night

Event Details:

For nearly a decade, Space Foundation has hosted a “Yuri’s Night” on the Sunday prior to its annual Space Symposium to raise funds for our education programs. Three weeks ago, when we first started posting notices on social media about our April 3rd event, then called, “Yuri’s Night,” we started to receive a number of negative posts about Russia.

Wanting to ensure the focus of the evening remained on our goals — the kickoff of the 10th anniversary of Space Foundation Discovery Center and raising funds for our education programs — we made the decision to change the name to “A Celebration of Space: Discover What’s Next.” This gathering will highlight Yuri’s flight, as well as the anniversary of the Space Shuttle, the new Sally Ride Quarter, the Webb Space Telescope, and other space milestones past, present and those to come.

Space Foundation respects the tradition of Yuri’s Night to celebrate one of history’s greatest achievements, but this year, we made the decision to continue our pre-Symposium gathering tradition by another name. Nothing can erase the facts and history of Yuri Gagarin’s accomplishment as the first of humanity to go to space which Space Foundation has long recognized and celebrated throughout our organization’s history. That includes a display of Yuri Gagarin in our Discovery Center, as well as 60th anniversary efforts of his flight which we publicly shared last year in international and national outlets.

As an organization, our information, education and collaboration efforts all contribute to a future where there is space for all.



In response to the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the Space Foundation is limiting operations at its Colorado Springs Headquarters, effective the close of business, March 13th. For the next two weeks (March 14-March 29), the Space Foundation is activating alternative worksites for all of its team members.  Normal operations are expected to resume on Monday, March 30th

Stay tuned for more information on how the Space Foundation will be moving forward with the event.


Celebrate the past, ensure the future! Prepare the STEM innovators of tomorrow while celebrating two epic pioneering events in history– man’s first journey into space and the first Space Shuttle flight. Party with a purpose all evening long with proceeds supporting Space Foundation’s hands-on and immersive STEM education programs.

  • Meet Astronauts
  • Virtual Reality Demos
  • Interactive Space Activities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Silent Auction

Admission includes one drink ticket, food, and all activities