On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit the Earth.  To celebrate the anniversary of this milestone in space exploration, the Phoenix aerospace community typically has a Yuri's Night (YN) event on April 12 of each year. See this link for more information on the global Yuri's Night celebrations.

The Phoenix chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society have traditionally supported or sponsored Yuri’s Night events in the Phoenix area.

2016 Event
Come and celebrate human space exploration with us at The Grid in Mesa on April 12! We'll have prizes for the best space themed costumes and legos to build spaceships. Perchdragon will be spinning all night. The Grid is Mesa's latest neon-filled bar/arcade and blends the best craft beers with gaming culture. Admission is free!

The Grid
525 S Gilbert Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85204

You can RSVP for the party on Facebook:

For the latest on ASU’s YN activities, keep track on the SEDS Facebook page (

For the latest info, please see the Phoenix YN Facebook page at:

For more information, call 480-282-1343 or send an email to yuri@yuriphx.net