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Guest: Dr. Ryan Kobrick. Topics: Yuri's Night World Space Party 2013. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. We welcomed back Dr. Ryan Kobrick, Executive Director of Yuri's Night World Space Party to tell us about Yuri's Night 2013 parties and celebrations. You can learn more by visiting the Yuri's Night website at www.yurisnight.net. Ryan started our 60 minute discussion with the history and a brief overview of the Yuri's Night parties which started on April 12, 2001. We talked about honoring Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space who flew on the Soviet Union's Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961. Each year there is a world space party on April 12th to honor Gagarin's trip to space. Yuri's Night has grown to having a presence in 30 countries with more than 100 parties/events connected to one another by various means. Ryan told us how to register a party and we spent time discussing the various kinds of parties and events as well as events for specific age groups, schools, and organizations. Essentially people can create events and parties of any and all types, from academic lectures to rave-like parties. Registration for events is free of charge and cities or locations can have more than one event. We also talked about the event planned for Los Angeles which will take place under Space Shuttle Endeavour now at the California Science Center. Other topics and subjects included the ability to upload event and party pictures at http://live.yurisnight.net. As you will hear, The Space Show will make the next Open Lines show scheduled for Sunday, April 21 available to hear about Yuri's Night party/event experiences so if you attend an event, call us during our Open Lines show. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above. You can also email Dr. Ryan Kobrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.