April 11-12, 2020

Facilitated by Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides.


Yuri’s Night is a grassroots annual event celebrating all that humanity brings with us as we explore the cosmos: music, art, science, culture, and each other! We use space to bring the world together, to empower the greatest parts of who we are, and give vision to where we are going.

Local groups, science centers, museums, NGOs, and other non-profit groups independently produce hundreds of parties around the globe (and beyond!) centered around April 12, the anniversary of the first human spaceflight and the first launch of the space shuttle.

In the US, the Yuri’s Night 501c3 non-profit organization promotes global participation through shared resources and publicity while also producing annual events in Los Angeles, CA, and along the Space Coast in Florida.

This year many local events (including LA and Space Coast!) have been cancelled to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Click below to learn about our global webcast on April 11 or create your own personal event using resources from YurisNight.net!

The Yuri’s Night Global Webcast will connect Yuri’s Night fans around the world to dozens of astronauts, celebrities, musicians, space professionals and more in a huge celebration of human spaceflight worldwide. Go to our Youtube Channel to subscribe and get notifications about this live event!

Guest Astronauts:
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly
Canadian Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield
South Korean Astronaut Soyeon Yi
NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir – message from her current ISS orbit
NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott
NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman

Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides – co-Founder of Yuri’s Night
 Cas Anvar – actor on The Expanse
Everyday Astronaut (Tim Dodd) – Social Media Science Celebrity
Astroathens – Social Media Science Celebrity
Hosts of TMRO – one of the first crews to offer HD launch coverage
TMRO and Subtractive Inc. volunteered to produce this live event. Thank you!! See Less