Spinning Black Holes

Spiral galaxy

by Steven Dorsher

Many Nerds already have some familiarity with special relativity, which says that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light and that space and time coordinates depend on the speed of the person who observes them. Many Nerds also have some familiarity with black holes, which can either be the remnants of stars or much larger and found at the centers of galaxies. They are so massive they don’t allow light, or anything else, to leave, within the Schwarzschild radius. But what new properties does a spinning black hole have? And how have we observed spinning black holes in nature?

Potty Training is Why Parents Drink

wooden toy person sits on a regular-sized toilet

The History of Diapering

by Morgan Carlson

Diapering isn’t usually something people think about until that baby comes into your life; changing your perspective on many things. Did you ever wonder what people did before diapers were invented? Or why has the average potty training age doubled in the past 60 years? I’m here to tell you a bunch of fun facts about the history of diapering and some alternatives to the current mainstream potty culture!

St. Cloud Nerd Nite Kick-Off Event The Golden State Killer: 40 Years of Fear

presented by Sarah Clark

Thursday, October 21st, 6:15 p.m.

Reserved Seating