To do in SF tonight: Yuri's Night!

(Image: Laughing Squid / Scott Beale) As Boinged previously, the annual global space party Yuri's Night is happening in hundreds of cities around the world, all week long. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I know a fair number of BB readers are, you'll want to drop whatever you're doing tonight and head over to Yuri's Night Bay Area at the California Academy of Sciences. I believe my old pal Steve Nalepa is on the turntables! Don't know if there are still tickets available, but this will be really great, if you can still get in on late notice.

Event founder and organizer Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides explains,

There will be DJ's, planetarium shows, talks by NASA Ames Center Director Pete Worden and Q&A with NASA Astronaut Steve Robinson who has flown into space 3 times- once with John Glenn and once on the first flight after the Columbia accident. By coincidence, the woman who runs special projects at the Academy and who is hosting YN used to water his parents plants in Moraga, CA…small planet. More info here. Also, check out the "art installation" that Ace of Cakes (the Food Network show) made for Yuri's Night NASA Goddard on Saturday! The piece will stay on display in their visitor center- but the sheet cake they send has all already happily been eaten.