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January 12, 2017 Thursday from 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM (EST)
The Abbey 100 S Eola Dr #100 Florida

About Nerd Nite Orlando Presents SPACE NITE

Join us on Thursday, January 12th for a special space-themed evening of thinking and drinking at the Abbey!

Nerd Nite, formed in 2003, is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations– all while the audience drinks along in a casual atmosphere.

Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject, often in an uncanny and unconventional way. Following each presentation is a brief Q&A with the audience. Nerd Nite currently operates in over 106 cities around the world.

Live Nerd Nite presentations in Orlando are always the second Thursday of every month.

Come meet up, drink, and learn something new!

For questions, contact Ricardo at ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com
 

“SPACE NITE”
presented by Nerd Nite Orlando
sponsored by the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College

WHEN: January 12, 2017, Doors Open at 6:00pm, Show Starts at 7:00pm
WHERE: the Abbey, 100 S Eola Drive #100 Orlando, FL 32801
SUGGESTED DONATION: $10.00  

PRESENTATION LIST:
 
1.) “Comets, and Alcohol, and Spaghettification! Oh, My!: A Hands-On Guide to the Oddities of the Universe” by Seth Mayo  

Ever wonder how comets work, if alcohol occurs naturally in space, or what it may feel like to fall into a black hole? These questions and more will quickly be answered in a quirky hands-on way using common household items. Be prepared for some audience participation!  

SPEAKER BIO: Seth Mayo is the Curator of Astronomy at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach. Mr. Mayo runs the museum's planetarium, writes astronomy articles, and performs lectures and presentations around Florida.  

2.) “Death by Snu Snu or: All The Ways That Space Will Kill You” by Michael McConville

Traveling to distant worlds has long been a dream of us earthbound humans, and incredible advances in technology mean humans will likely walk on Mars in the next few decades. SpaceX's Elon Musk envisions one million Martian colonists in the next century. The only limit is our imagination.  

But there's one little problem...space is a really scary place.  

Join Michael McConville of the Buehler Planetarium for a sobering look at all the ways that space can kill us -- from the dramatic to the mundane -- and how scientists are trying to ensure that humans truly become an interplanetary species.

In space, no one can hear you scream, but they might see you boil.

SPEAKER BIO: Michael McConville has always wanted to be an astronaut, and as coordinator of the Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College, he gets to make others feel like astronauts every day. A four-time veteran of Nerd Nite Orlando, Michael is noted for his unique storytelling ability and a love of learning and exploration. This very particular set of skills is useful in his other day job, serving as a professor of history at the University of Central Florida.  

3.) “The Top Ten Things about the Universe that will Blow Your Mind!” by Derek Demeter 

The Universe is a pretty freaking crazy place! From planets the shape of footballs to celestial objects bigger than entire galaxies, Derek Demeter director of the Emil Buehler Planetarium will share the mind blowing facts we discovered about the wonders of our cosmos.

SPEAKER BIO: Derek is the director of the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. Derek also enjoys promoting science beyond the planetarium with his work as an astrophotographer, which earned him pictures seen in NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day website, Universe Today, Astronomy Magazine, and Sky and Telescope
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The Abbey 100 S Eola Dr #100 Orlando Florida USA 32801

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Nerd Nite Orlando

Nerd Nite Orlando is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking talks across many disciplines – all while the audience drinks along in a casual bar atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject of their choice, often in an uncanny and unconventional way. Following each presentation is a brief Q&A with the audience. Come meet up, drink, and learn something new! Nerd Nite Orlando is organized and hosted by Ricardo Williams If you have questions, concerns or are interested in speaking at Nerd Nite Orlando, email Ricardo [at] ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com

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