60 Yeras Yuri Gagarin
Anniversary event to celebrate the first man in space April 12, 1961 – 2021.
Yuri Gagarin March 9, 1934 – March 27, 1968, was a Soviet cosmonaut who, on April 12, 1961, became the first man to travel into space and orbit the Earth. Yuri’s Night is a global celebration, our astronomic association (Astromic & Astrophysic Association of western Greece – Iraklis) AEEDE – Iraklis participates, in order to celebrate this historic flight, which this year marks 60 years.
Material from the event will be presented as well as photos of Yuri Gagarin from his official visit to Greece as well as to other countries, where he has been given by the Russian Embassy in Greece, where he also supports the event.
We will have the honor and pleasure to greet the event by the cultural attaché of the Russian Embassy in Greece Mr. Theodoros Kalaidov.
This will be followed by a short lecture that will present the entire history of this historic space success and first entitled “60 years of Yuri Gagarin” with a speaker Mr. Nikolaos Gyprakis – Aeronaut NORTHROP UNIVERSITY, Los Angeles, California
Time Zone - UTC+3