As a part of our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education mission, we have teamed up with UTEP’s Centennial Museum to bring a new event to the Border Region – Nerd Nights. Nerd Nights is a series of informative evening events designed to bring fun scientific/humanities talks and activities to your favorite local brewery, restaurant, coffee shop, or any other community hub. We will host a different Nerd Night at a different local establishment on a monthly basis.
Why Nerd Nights? We launched Nerd Nights because we wanted to find an entertaining way to learn something new while sharing good food and drink with new friends.
Introducing our Next Nerd Night:
Observing the Moon
Images, Stories, Imaginations
Friday September 25th @ 6:00pm
The Art, Science and Stories of our beloved Moon
Curious about Moon? Want to know more about how to take a picture of the Moon? Has the moon inspired you to create art, poetry or story? How does NASA decide where to build a lunar base? The Moon remains the most singularly recognizable object in the night sky, influencing countless stories, artwork and dreams of space travel. 51 years after the first footstep, preparations are underway through NASA’s Artemis Mission aims to create a permanent human presence on our Moon.
In conjunction with NASA’s annual “International Observe the Moon” event, this special edition of Nerd Nights celebrates the relationship between life on Earth and the Moon. As the inaugural event of the “El Paso Space Festival Presents” series, we take this time to (re)discover the beauty of the Moon through astrophotography, the stories of adventure and humanity lunar images inspire, and the connection between imagined travels and science that placed the first humans on what may soon become our next celestial home.
About our Speakers, stay tuned for more details:
Robert Reeves (Astrophotographer)
Amy Babcock (NASA Solar System Ambassador)
Special Guest to be announced
Where: Your House via Zoom
How to RSVP:
Save the Date: September 25th, 6:00 P.M.
Tickets to Nerd Night: “Observing the Moon: Images, Stories, Imaginations” opens soon!
Nerd Nights unites our community with a celebration of Science & Humanities!
(last update September 14, 2020)
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Stay tuned for our next Nerd Night…they happen every month.
Night Sponsor Hall of Fame
Nerd Night #24 sponsored by:
Wine Attitude is not your usual bar. They feature great conversation, happy hour, live music, and select only the finest wines from around the world and bring them here for your enjoyment. Be sure to check out Wine Attitude’s new location on Mesa.
Nerd Night #20 sponsored by:
Nerd Night #18 sponsored by:
Virgin Galactic is a spaceflight company within the Virgin Group at the vanguard of a new industry, pioneering the next generation of reusable space vehicles. Virgin aims to transform the current cost, safety and environmental impact of space-launch. In doing so they are helping to create a basic space access infrastructure that will act as an enabler for scientists and entrepreneurs. It will also provide the catalyst for a new age of space exploration which promises enormous positive potential for life on Earth.
Nerd Night # 16 Sponsored by
Thwaites Interdisciplinary Margin Evolution – The TIME group studies the role of shear margin dynamics in the future evolution of Thwaites Drainage Basin. TIME is an ice-based project using state-of-the-art geophysical techniques to observe rapidly deforming parts of Thwaites Glacier (shear margins) which may have significant control over future stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). The TIME project will observe rapidly deforming parts of Thwaites Glacier which may have significant control over the future evolution of WAIS, and use these new observations to improve ice sheet models used to predict future sea level rise.
Want to keep Nerd Nights totally free? We need your help! Sponsorship from our community of Nerds are what keep these events going strong. Please let us know if your organization would like to make the next Nerd Night a reality!
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