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.

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Preparing for Yuri’s Night 2011
Preparing for Yuri’s Night 2011 avatar

Next April will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic flight that made Russian Cosmonaut Yuri’s Gurgain the first person to enter space. So to celebrate, the U.S.S. Continuum is looking forward to doing some BIG things at next year’s Yuri’s Night Pensacola. So big, we’re taking a six-month head-start to work out all the planning.

Our first YNP 2011 planning meeting will be at 8:30 p.m., Friday, October 1, in the back room of Village Inn, Cordova Mall. (Continuum members, this will be after our regular scheduled CS meeting at Books-a-Million).

Yuri’s Night Pensacola is already featured on the 2011 YN “Party List,” which can be found here.

You are invited to attend this meeting to offer your suggestions for Yuri’s Night. However, please RSVP to Jay Gallops so Village Inn can know how many to expect.

We’re really looking forward to making this a great event for the Northwest Florida area in 2011 and hope that you’ll join us!

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