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Nerd Nite: Shipwrecks, Strange Stones & Secret Graves | Novato

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:00 pm | Cost: $5
Hopmonk Tavern (Novato) | 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA

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Cancelled – Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato

Please Note: After two full and fun years of shows, Nerd Nite North Bay have decided to stop doing monthly presentations.

Hang out with smart people and learn some stuff while drinking beer at the Nerd Nite North Bay held on the first Tuesday of the month at Hopmonk Tavern in Novato.

Join Nerd Nite North Bay for the March 1st show on Bay Area Mysteries, How Science Makes Magic Work and The Novato Space Station Museum.

Nerdy Presentations:

  • Mysteries of the Bay Area
    Shipwrecks, Strange Stones and Secret GravesFrom sunken treasure and spaceships to mass graves and massive walls, Nerd Nite brings you more Bay Area unsolved mysteries than Unsolved Mysteries. Get a history of UFO sightings in the Bay Area, hear the grisly details of Evergreen Cemetery’s mass burial, learn about the Drake’s Bay disaster that sunk a huge (and still undiscovered) trove of gold just off the Golden State, and follow the baffling Tomales Bay stone walls that lead into the Great Unknown.
  • Got Your Knows
    How Neuroscience Makes Magic WorkReal magic fools the brain and the mind, with science exploiting the gap between what we know about the world and how we feel it works. The subjective experience of perception and attention is an illusion, with our brains filling in the gaps. For magic to work, the hand doesn’t need to be quicker than the eye, just quicker than our ability to interpret what we’re perceiving. Learn how neuroscience and magic intersect to blur the boundaries between the probable and the impossible.Luigi Anzivino is the Scientific Content Developer for the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium. He earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at UCLA with his studies on how the brain is able to to pay attention to its surroundings, an excellent background for performing sleight of hand magic. Luigi enjoys designing experiences that create uncertainty, the urge to explore, and suggest that the world is not always as it seems.
  • SuperNOVATO
    Marin’s Space Station MuseumTo Infinity and Be-… back in time for dinner! Discover one of the world’s largest private collections of space exploration artifacts at Novato’s Space Station Museum. From a full size Gemini boiler to items from the moon and Apollo missions, see how a local “moon room” of U.S., Russian and Soviet space memorabilia became a fully operational space museum and supplied many of the permanent displays at The Chabot Space & Science Center.Ken and Debbie Winans founded and curate The Space Station Museum in Novato. They also founded The W Foundation, an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to the public education of the history and future benefits of space exploration.

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Cost: $5
Categories: Lectures & Workshops, North Bay
Address: 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA