50 years of human space exploration
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Yuri's Night 50th anniversary logoFifty years ago today, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to enter space.  For the past ten years, people from all over the world have been participating in Yuri’s Night.  And now, for the second year in a row, members of the Continuum, along with those of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association and the National Space Society, will be celebrating this achievement at Yuri’s Night Pensacola this Saturday, April 16 at the Pensacola State College Planetarium from 2 to 9 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.  Science-fact or science fiction costumes are highly encouraged.

YNP will feature:

  • NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center.
  • Planetarium shows. Schedule coming soon.
  • Telescopes for day and night-time viewing. Weather projections for the area keep getting better and better.
  • Free giveaways given out every hour.
  • Various displays. Including the Continuum’s own replica of the Captain Chair from the Original Series.
  • YNP’s Astronaut-Mascot.
  • Kid’s activities.
  • Face painting.

For more information, contact Jay Gallops or Chris Hammonds.

About Jay

Jay has been the Commanding Officer of the USS Continuum since January 2010.
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