Nerd Night #44: Contact

Nerd Night #44: Contact

Nerd Night:  Contact (Special 2021 EPSF) Movie Night Wednesday, September 22nd @ 6:30 pm PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: Join us to watch “Contact” (1997), a film that takes place at the intersection of science, politics and faith. Considered a daring work by critics, this studio film, based on the best-selling novel by Carl Sagan, weighs notions of faith-based thinking in a science-fiction tale following humanity’s first contact with an extra-terrestrial intelligence. Guest Speakers include Dr. Andrew Maynard, Associate Dean for Curricula and Student Success, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University and representatives from the Very Large Array in Socorro New Mexico. Kick-back and enjoy a classic film at the Alamo Drafthouse with commentary from leading experts, and enjoy a special event drink crafted by our partners from Alamo Drafthouse. This event is part…
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Nerd Night #43: The Heat Is On

Nerd Night #43: The Heat Is On

Nerd Night: The Heat Is On (In-person) Wednesday, August 25th @ 6 pm BYOB  |  Extreme Heat  | Record Temps  |  HOT ICE CREAM We have survived yet another hot summer! June is El Paso's hottest month of the year, but did you know that the average June temperature has increased by 3 degrees Fahrenheit (96.2*F to 99.3*F) in just the past ten years! Current temperature trends have not only increased but the average number of hot/very hot days per year have also increased. In fact, El Paso is predicted to experience an average of 89 more hot days per year by the end of the century as compared to the beginning of the century (2006-2099)! Come join us as we learn more about extreme heat in El Paso including…
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Nerd Night #42: Human Sexuality

Nerd Night #42: Human Sexuality

Nerd Night: Human Sexuality Thursday, July 29th @ 6 pm ~An Open Conversation About Human Sexuality~ Gone are the days of sex taboo. As human beings, sexuality is a vital component of human life and as we have shifted the way we think and talk about it, it opens the door to a great deal of insightful information. Join us for our next Nerd Night as we discuss and explore human sexuality, learn how the conversation has evolved over the last couple of decades, share stories and perspectives from people of different sexual orientations and discover ways on how each of us can be more inclusive in our everyday lives. About our Speakers: Dr. Sarah Wright is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist based in Columbia, South Carolina…
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Nerd Night #41: Desert Cooking

Nerd Night #41: Desert Cooking

Nerd Night: Desert Cooking Thursday, June 24th @ 6 pm Desert:    Farming  |  Wild Edibles  |  Cooking The desert is often thought of as a dead, unproductive environment. However, it is anything but that!! The desert is bountiful through its fauna and flora. In fact, foraging for food in the desert is quite easy and you would be surprised by what can actually be consumed 'hiding' right before your eyes! Join us for this insightful Nerd Night where we will explore the magnificent desert in search of wild edibles and herbs, discover tips for desert farming/gardening and learn some new cooking recipes using native plants and edibles! About our Speakers: Deborah Ray has been studying and practicing diversified vegetable production in the semi-arid west since 2012. She has a…
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Nerd Night #40: Photography

Nerd Night #40: Photography

Nerd Night: Photography Thursday, May 20th @ 6 pm Photography:    Science    |    History    |    Culture They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But do you ever wonder, what else “they” say? A picture allows us to capture a moment in time. But have you ever considered what it takes to capture that image? Photography allows us to take a glimpse into the past. But have you pondered what it took to preserve such historical treasures? Join us as we dive into all things photography including the science behind it, how it has evolved throughout history, and how it has become a central tool to preserving and showcasing cultures throughout the world.   About our Speakers: Celio Barreto is a Toronto-based photography and visual…
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