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Yuri’s Night Global Webcast on April 11, 2020

Due to health concerns, we have cancelled our plans to host a Yuri’s Night event this year. The good news is that there will be a Global Webcast on April 11 so that we can all celebrate Yuri’s Night together! This online event will be free and available to anyone around the globe. It will be an opportunity for people around the world to connect with each other while avoiding crowds.

Join us on April 11! Details and more information will be available at

About Yuri’s Night

Yuri’s Night is a grassroots annual event with hundreds of parties around the globe (and beyond!) centered around April 12, the anniversary of the first human spaceflight and the first launch of the space shuttle. These events celebrate all that humanity brings with us as we explore the cosmos: music, art, science, culture, and each other! Local groups, science centers, museums, NGOs, and other non-profit groups independently produce events in the US and worldwide. We use space to bring the world together, to empower the greatest parts of who we are, and give vision to where we are going.

Yuri’s Night 2019 with the Air Cadets

Yuri’s Night 2018 at the Beyond Blue Hangar

Go Team STM-CanadaSat

Photo By LEEM – LEEM Nacional, FAL,

St. Thomas More Collegiate, an independent school in Burnaby, B.C, will be the first Canadian high school team ever to fly a payload in a European sounding-rocket student competition. Canada’s CanSat team call themselves STM-CanadaSat.

In CanSat competitions, the payload (aka CanSat) is required to fit inside the volume of a typical soda can and have a mass below 350g. Each team launches their CanSat to an altitude of 1 kilometre on a sounding rocket and then it is released.

The CanSat probe developed by STM-CanadaSat will collect temperature and pressure data during its descent.  All teams have to choose a secondary mission, and STM-CanadaSat has decided to collect images to build a topographical map of the area.  The team must be able to receive data during the descent and use it (along with data from the recovered CanSat) to demonstrate the scientific significance of their project.

The competition will include representation from at least 20 countries and will take place near Bologna, Italy in late June.

Beyond Blue Aerospace wishes STM-CanadaSat all the best in the upcoming competition !!!

The students are also raising $11,000 for their travel expenses to Italy, through a tax-deductible fundraising campaign on the school’s webpage. To help out, you can click on this link to go to the fundraising page.

Yuri’s Night 2019

Beyond Blue Aerospace sponsored Yuri’s Night with the 534 Raider Air Cadet Squadron, in Peterborough Ontario.

It was a three hour event on Friday April 12th from 6pm until 9pm at the Peterborough Armoury. We had over 40 cadets join us for Yuri’s Night.

The event included the history of manned space flight, Newton’s Laws of Motion, rocket construction, pizza, and rocket launches !

The cadets have a great video and photos on their facebook page and we have also created a short video to remember the event.

We can’t wait til next year !!!

Yuri’s Night 2019

For our 2019 Yuri’s Night on April 12th we are very pleased to sponsor an event with the 534 Air Cadets in Peterborough, ON, Canada.

We will be introducing Yuri’s night to the cadets and providing an overview of the History of Manned Space Exploration followed by an introduction to model rocketry. After a discussion of the theory and safety of rocketry then the cadets will break into groups to build some soda rockets that they can then launch outside the Armory.

At the end of the evening the cadets will receive some swag, chocolate bars, and participation certificates !

Here is a look back at our 2018 Yuri’s Night.