This Friday April 12 at 7:00 pm, join the SIUE STEM Center’s CosmoQuest

and the River Bend Astronomy Club in celebrating Yuri’s Night at Annie’s Frozen Custard in Edwardsville (original location on Buchanan St.)! Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. This world wide space party commemorates April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle.

View the night sky through telescopes and binoculars, learn how to find your way around the constellations, and just hang out with other space and astronomy (and frozen custard) enthusiasts!

 If you’d like to help or want last-minute go/cancel information if things are looking stormy, please contact Georgia at Unless we’re faced with big storms, we’ll be there. Hope to see you there, too.

Blog about last year’s Yuri’s night… use anything you like from that: