Nerd Night #34: Dance

Nerd Night #34: Dance

Nerd Night: Dance Friday, November 20th @ 6 pm Dance Movement and the Nervous System | Dance and Culture | Dance Demonstrations How do the brain and body work in unison to produce intricate dance movements?  How can dance look so different across different cultures, yet invoke the same emotion and feelings?  Have you ever wished to tear up the dance floor doing the Tango, but not quite sure how to do so? Lace up your best and favorite dancing shoes and join our next Nerd Night that will get our off your seat and into the world of Dance! Our November Nerd Night offers an excellent way to celebrate all things Dance with your friends and family in a virtual environment. A dance partner is not required, but will…
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Nerd Night #33:  Candy

Nerd Night #33: Candy

Nerd Night: Candy Friday October 30th @ 6:00pm Candy Making Demonstration  |  Commercial Production  |  Nutrition  How does sugarcane make its way from a field, to raw sugar, to a factory and into a gummy bear?  And what happens to that gummy bear once it makes its way into your grocery store, shopping cart and eventually your stomach?  Grab your favorite bag of Halloween candy and join our next Nerd Night to take a deep dive into the delicious world of candy science!  Our October Nerd Night offers an excellent way to celebrate a socially distant Halloween with your friends and family.  Costumes are welcome!  About our Speakers: Alison Swietek (Manager, Meetings and Education of the Sugar Association) - Where sugar comes from and common sugar myths Dr. Joseph Martin (Board Certified Family…
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Nerd Night #32: Observing the Moon

Nerd Night #32: Observing the Moon

Observing the Moon: Images, Stories, Imaginations   (A Special Edition of Nerd Nights) Friday September 25th @ 6:00pm The Art, Stories, and Imaginations inspired by our beloved Moon This special edition of Nerd Nights kicks off a new series of Insights El Paso Space Festival. To get you ready for the next Space Festival scheduled for Fall 2021, we will be hosting quarterly events highlighting different aspects of the Festival.  This inaugural event we focus on the Moon - ever present, but perhaps not always seen. In conjunction with NASA's annual "International Observe the Moon" event, we celebrate the relationship between life on Earth and the Moon. Gather up your favorite moon images, stories, and/ or poetry and join us as we to explore the art and stories resulting from…
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Nerd Night #31: Chili Peppers

Nerd Night #31: Chili Peppers

Chile Peppers Friday August 28th @ 6:00pm DID YOU KNOW? The New Mexico Chile lands at 7,000 SHU on the Scoville Scale. Bell peppers are a 1,000 meanwhile the legendary Habanero blasts off at 500,000! The Scoville Scale and Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) were named for scientist Wilbur Scoville in 1912. It ranks peppers by heat from hottest to mildest. Join us at Nerd Night to learn more! Chile peppers come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Some are sweet while others are spicy enough to make you sweat! Chile peppers are often compared to wine in aspects of flavor profile spectrum and complexity. Together let's learn about what makes these delicious fruits spicy. Chile peppers are widely used in cuisine and have been part of the human diet for thousands of…
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Nerd Night #30: The Science & Art of Graphic Design

Nerd Night #30: The Science & Art of Graphic Design

The Science & Art of Graphic Design Thursday July 30th @ 6:00pm Graphic design is everywhere; the restaurant menu, a familiar logo, social movement symbols, program interfaces, websites, even road signs. Providing a visual language for the fast-paced culture we live in, graphic design is the link between the digital world and illustration, typography, photography, animation, printing, architecture, communication, advertising, and coding.  The handiwork of artists twist the creative process to produce an attractive visual presentation that our human brains crave. Graphic design simplifies the exchange of knowledge, conveying complex ideas in an accessible manner. As we spend more and more time online, we expect a pleasant digital experience and ease of navigation, thanks to designers. The "gap" between science and art narrows as graphic designers make data and information…
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