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Why is Yuri's night for only 18+ year old people? Answered

I want to go too.

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westfw (author)2007-04-13

Someone who works at Ames commented that this is NOT a NASA-sponsored event, and he had the impression that it was more of a "Rave with a space theme" than a "science/technology event."

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dogsrcool2me (author)westfw2007-04-13

Here is a quote from their site
A Message from Our Hosts at NASA Ames...

We think space exploration is the future, and the future is space exploration. We started that journey when Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in April 1961, and took another big step when the Space Shuttle launched for the first time in April 1981. Yuri's Night is a celebration of these events.

You are welcome to come to the NASA Ames Research Center, to celebrate with everybody who attends, to hear about the latest scientific discoveries and learn what it's like to be an astronaut, to find out what the next steps are in the exploration of space, and to learn about the cool technologies that'll get us there, but please respect the huge effort and trust that has gone into allowing the event to happen by acting respectfully and responsibly. This is not an underground party.

NASA Ames Research Center is a federal facility: controlled drugs and weapons are prohibited. The consequences of getting caught with a prohibited item will be much nastier than what you would experience in your own communities. As at many events held throughout the U.S., we will be searching to ensure prohibited drugs and weapons do not enter the Center.

We look forward to celebrating Yuri's Night with you!

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LasVegas (author)dogsrcool2me2007-04-13

Which pretty much confirms westfw's statement. I've never seen a warning that severe for any other gov't sponsored event.

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westfw (author)LasVegas2007-04-13

Actually, it sounds like an above-ground intermediate sort of thing advertised to the "underground party" community. I hope it goes well; getting Ames to allow their space to be used is a BIG DEAL, and they could pave the way, or screw it up, for anyone who tries anything remotely similar in the future. If anyone goes, please provide a "trip report." :-)

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ewilhelm (author)westfw2007-04-13

Half of everyone here is going. I'm sure you guessed that already though. I'll report back. Nominally, Corwin and I are giving a "talk" or maybe a just a "demo" of Squid Labs and Instructables stuff at 1:30 AM. We'll see if anyone stops dancing to actually show up (including us!).

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Aeshir (author)2007-04-13
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LasVegas (author)dogsrcool2me2007-04-13

Yes... I know... I was trying to be funny. :) I suspect the reason is because you and I live in the U.S. In this country, if a minor breaks the law, some adult will be held responsible. Inviting anyone under the age of 18, would require the hiring of chaperones to supervise them.

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trebuchet03 (author)LasVegas2007-04-13

Depending on the state - you can't serve if there's under 18 year olds around too ;) I'm sure that hasn't stopped it from happening - but this is a publicly advertised event :P

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LasVegas (author)trebuchet032007-04-13

Yes. But 18 and over are responsible for their own behavior. If I'm having a party and not serving those under 21, but a 19yo brings his own booze disguised as a can of soda, he's responsible; Not I. Now, if he were 17, I would be in held responsible for his drinking on my premises, even without my knowledge.

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trebuchet03 (author)LasVegas2007-04-13

Yes, I understand that ;) But that is not a federal law - it depends on your location (well, really your state and local legislation). It is illegal in some places to serve when there's someone under 21 present o.0

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Tool Using Animal (author)2007-04-13

Because saying "She looked eighteen" isn't a defense.

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LasVegas (author)2007-04-13

Because fewer than 18 wouldn't be a party? :)

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trebuchet03 (author)LasVegas2007-04-13

3+ people is a party... but then again, that wouldn't be Yuri's party :P 18+ people seems like a happening party :)

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