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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by Nerd Nite Orlando
by the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College
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
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
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