Yuris night

Members $12, Non-Members $15.

21+ event, ID required for entry.

Go straight up spacey this week as NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space.


Space Rodeo
(Piazza & Coral Reef)
6:00 - 10:00pm, 
Groove to an out-of-this-world live DJ set by Space Cowboys, a sonically-inspired SF collective and Burning Man favorite. Here's the lineup:

6:00 pm—Ben Anderson
7:00 pm—Shissla
8:00 pm—Kapt N' Kirk

Coral Reef
6:00 pm—Deckard
7:00 pm—Tamo
8:00 pm—Rrus
9:00 pm—DJ ShOOey

Blackholes and Beyond
(African Hall)

7:00 - 10:00pm

  • 7:00pm, Catch the sure-to-fascinate talk about what it takes for astronomers to study supermassive black holes—and how citizen scientists can help—from Professor Kevin Schawinski of ETH Zurich.
  • 8:00pm, Hear a space-tastic presentation from planetary scientist Dr. Franck Marchis from the SETI Institute about the search for life on Exoplanets.
  • 9:00pm, Life beyond Earth? The search continues. Find out the latest science from renowned astronomer Dr. Jill Tarter. 

Satellites in Space
(Science Today)
6:00 - 10:00pm, 
Explore the structure and diversity of planetary systems with NASA Kepler via the Kepler Mission and learn about the largest fleet of Earth Imaging satellites from Planet Labs.

​(Project Lab) 
6:00 - 10:00pm,
 Take a moon-walk through the Project Lab and check out brand new innovations in Space travel and Space tech.

  • Speak to the experts from  Robert Ferguson Observatory about sky observations and how they lead to future space travel developments.
  • Walk though the solar system and experience the scale of the planets with a new app created by SF State students using Google’s Project Tango technology.
  • Learn more about the search for life on other planets with SETI Institute.

The Space Station
6:00 - 10:00pm, 
 Chat with Berkeley Space Science Lab and Chabot Observatory to discuss modern astronomy. 

A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace located in the West Garden, and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby. Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight! All bars accept cash and credit cards.

6:00-7:45 pm, Osher Rainforest—explore a lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life.

6:00-10:00 pm, Discover a world of dazzling live animals and shimmering scientific specimens in Color of Life

Please note: Planetarium seating is limited . Admission is available to NightLife guests on a first-come, first-served basis. No passes required. We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to showtime.

Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.


Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Join us for a look at the current state of space travel and what the next few decades hold in store.

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NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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