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April 3, 2011

Manitoba Museum: Yuri's Night

Yuri's Night celebrates the anniversary of the first manned space flight, piloted by Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961. 

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY!

Come celebrate with us on Saturday, April 9, at 12:00 pm, with space-themed fun, activities, exhibits!

mrghosty and the staff at The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, are working hard to make this year's celebration one for the books! 

***COSMOMANIA EXHIBIT 
This interactive exhibition presents the history of space exploration and takes a look at what the future may hold. 
11:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Attendance is FREE to all.

***COMMUNITY SCIENCE FAIR 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Make a volcano, an electro magnet or anything else related to SCIENCE!
If you want to create an exhibit, email: fairly.scientific@gmail.com
Prizes, ribbons, and free admission to the party in the Planetarium!

***SCIENCE GALLERY SHINDIG   
7:00 pm to 1:00 am 
*$10 admission, cash bar, 18+.
*cruise the exhibits in the science gallery, play with fun experiments.
*get your picture taken in REAL astronaut attire. 
*play games in the mini space arcade on vintage consoles and the Winnitron 1000!
*play with PO-MOTION, the PO-MO PROJECT's interactive floor projections! 
* Project Whitecard software demos - these guys write gaming and educational software for NASA and the Canadian Space Agency!

Listen to the DJ stylings of: 
*Tyler Crichton
*Bit Cadet - team20XX
*dj sELF - Elfin Sound/Caffix Records - Science Psy

***GUEST SPEAKERS 
* Space historian Randy Attwood, expert on the Apollo lunar lander
* UFO researcher Chris Rutkowski
* Meteorite Man Ralph Croning and his Meteorite Petting Zoo
* Project Whitecard CEO and local space visionary Khal Shariff

***PLANETARIUM DANCE PARTY  9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Dance under the dome with 4 screens of live space-themed video projections by Tyrone Deise of OnionUnion and mrghosty!
Music by:
* Freak Alien (aka p_aul from mixhard)
* DIAL-UP 
* LEBEATO
* the SHAKE (Manalogue and Lotek)

**** SPACE THEME COSTUME PARTY// CONTEST
Prizes for the best costume include a REAL meteorite and a bag made from the parachute of a Russian spacecraft!

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