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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor #66: BLAST OFF: Exploring Outer Space!


Thursday July 18, 2019: 7:00pm to 9:30pm


LIVE 102 S First Street


It’s an all-star, all-SPACE lineup for this round of NNA2, friends! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we are exploring the final frontier with three amazing talks!

Electrical engineer Jordan Budhu will walk us through the communication tools used by exploration rovers to beam their findings back to Earth’s eager audiences. Space enthusiast Sam Carpenter will be telling the story of NASA’s Apollo missions. Astronomy PhD candidate Larissa Markwardt will outline the search for as-as undiscovered planets lurking at the edges of our solar system.

It’s going to have SCIENCE! It’s going to have HISTORY! It’s going to be STAR*-STUDDED! (*As in, you know, gas balls.) It’s going to be fun and interesting and eye-opening and great so text a friend now and tell them you’ll see them there!

When: Thursday, 7/18/19

Doors at 6:30/talks at 7 pm

Where: LIVE, 102 S. First St

Cost: Free! With love, from your friends at the Ann Arbor District Library!


Nerd Nite A2 is a gathering of, well, nerds, who meet up in a bar (Live on First St.) for informal, entertaining, but really informative talks by 3 different experts on 3 different subjects. Talks are about 20 minutes in length, and topics that have been featured include: Time Traveling Vikings: the many-layered subgenres of romance novels, Film Cat-alogue: a hiss-tory of felines in meow-vies, Bonkers Borders: crazy ex(clav)es, drunken surveyors, and Uzbecki seas, The Science of Consciousness, and MANY more! 

Doors open at 6:30, speakers start at 7 pm. Come on out, grab a drink, grab a seat, and learn some awesome new junk with other friendly nerds! Mark your calendars and spread the word! More information is available at or on Twitter @nerdniteA2.