Spend Saturday afternoon and night on a galaxy quest

“Radical Technology for a Sustainable Future” is the theme of “Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2008,” part of a worldwide celebration of space exploration on the anniversary of the first human mission into space. Astronauts, artists, scientists, engineers and musicians take part. Performers include the Capacitor dance troupe and Phil Lesh, of Grateful Dead fame.

Among the guest speakers: world-renowned video game designer Will Wright, creator of “SimCity” and the upcoming “Spore”; NASA astrobiologist Jonathan Trent, leader of the new NASA team for green technology research and Saul Griffith, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained mad scientist and founder of the green energy provider Makani Power.

Also, Jaron Lanier offers an innovative approach to communicating with distant life by rearranging the stars, while Chris Perkins and John Cole of SkyTran, will talk about a revolutionary approach to urban mass transit. The event begins at 2 p.m. Saturday and continues until 2 a.m. Sunday. It’sat Nasa-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field. Tickets are $40 to $50. Call (650) 604-6497 or visit www.bayarea.yurisnight.net for details.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)
Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supervisors demand SFUSD set a timeline for reopening

Pressure grows on district to resume in-person learning as The City’s COVID-19 case count goes down

“Tenet,” the new Christopher Nolan film starring John David Washington, is showing at the drive-in in Concord. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
Drive-ins are popping up all over the Bay Area

There are pandemic-era options for movie lovers who want to watch outdoors

The San Francisco International Arts Festival will present performances this weekend outdoors at Fort Mason, including on the Parade Ground, Eucalyptus Grove and Black Point Battery. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF International Arts Festival wins health department approval for weekend performances

Rules allow no more than 50 people at outdoor Fort Mason performances

In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi sentenced Peterson to death March 16 for murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
Prosecutors to retry penalty phase of Scott Peterson trial

2003 discovery of Laci Peterson’s body led to sensational high-profile murder trial of husband

Most Read