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Museum Turns Back the Clock for Dance Party

April 12, 2012 7:05 AM | Entertainment

The Manitoba Museum will go retro tonight in honour of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in space.

On April 12, 1961, Gagarin piloted Vostok 1 on a single orbit around Earth. Now the museum will celebrate with its third annual Yuri’s Night with a dance party in the Planetarium.

“Yuri’s Night is a great excuse to party in the name of science,” said Scott Young, the museum’s manager of science communications and visitor experiences. “It celebrates the human spirit, which can do anything — even leave the planet and fly in space.”

The party will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and include local DJs and other performers.