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Yuri’s Night Invites Space Enthusiasts to Register and Plan Events for 2013

By SpaceRef Editor
January 3, 2013
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Yuri’s Night Invites Space Enthusiasts to Register and Plan Events for 2013

New Website and Registration is Open for Business

January 3, 2013 — Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, has opened its new website and is inviting everyone interested in space and space exploration to begin planning parties and events for Yuri’s Night 2013.

The new Yuri’s Night website, created by acclaimed designer Jason Cranford Teague, features a streamlined layout and a unique navigation interface designed to help inform visitors about Yuri’s Night and local events. This morning, Yuri’s Night also officially opened party registration for 2013; the first event to be registered is being hosted by The Planetary Society in Los Angeles, California.

“As of this moment, folks from around the world are able to register their Yuri’s Night events for 2013,” said Jeffrey Alles, Yuri’s Night Director of Operations. “This launch, in the works for over a year, is one of the biggest projects Yuri’s Night has ever undertaken, and we’re excited about leveraging our new technology to make Yuri’s Night 2013 the biggest celebration of human spaceflight to date. Everyone should register a party and start planning. Keep an eye out, though–we’re just getting started.”

Party organizers can register their events at Registration is free and open to everyone who wishes to celebrate space.

About Yuri’s Night

Yuri’s Night is a global non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating humanity’s past, present and future in space each April 12 in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin’s first manned space flight and the inaugural launch of the Space Shuttle. By 2011, Yuri’s Night grew to 567 events in 75 countries on all seven continents, the International Space Station, and the Second Life virtual world, including events in Tokyo, New York City, Moscow and at the NASA Ames Research Center.

For more information about Yuri’s Night, visit

SpaceRef staff editor.