NISE 2019 - Free Sunday Event

To Infinity and Beyond:
A discussion of space travel with Kevin Hehmeyer & Scott Manley

YouTube Logo Do you enjoy science?
Are you interested in space travel?
Have you ever wondered how space travel works?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, NISE is offering a night for you to relax and learn from two experts in the field. The night will be full of information on the science and economic future of space travel, where featured presentations will talk about the logistical future of space travel and some of the problems that can arise. During this event, you will also have the opportunity to meet each presenter, ask questions, and discuss space with others interested in the field. This event is open to teachers, students (high school or college), or anyone looking to enjoy a NISE night of space discussion and learning.

This event will feature a presentation on space travel by two popular YouTube personalities in the space enthusiast community:

  • Scott Manley, grew up in Scotland, studied astrophysics and computational physics before going on to create his own YouTube channel. His videos have generated over 250 million views. He will present on "Why rockets fail?" which will discuss the science and engineering mistakes that have resulted in exploding rockets.
  • Kevin Hehmeyer, will discuss how countries are partnering up and private companies are lending a hand to find the most efficient methods of exploring deep space. Kevin is a former science teacher and current YouTube star who covers the progress of SpaceX and the future of space travel.

Special Thanks to Our Host
North Central College

Event Schedule: Sunday, November 17, 2019

  • 5:00 pm - Arrival and Food
  • 5:30 pm - Presentation by Kevin Hehmeyer
  • 6:15 pm - Presentation by Scott Manley
  • 7:00 pm - Social time where you can ask questions and meet both YouTubers

This event is FREE and open the public including parents and students in high school and college. "Pizza, subs, or similar" will be available. Updates on the event will be made available here as the date approaches.

Pre-registration is required and will be limited to 200 attendees.

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Presenter Information

  • Kevin Hehmeyer

    Kevin Hehmeyer (spaceXcentric)

    YouTube Personality

    The space race of our generation has begun. This time the end goal isn't just the Moon, and governments aren't the only ones participating. It is more involved than that. Nowadays, nations are teaming up to share in the cost of opening up access to deep space, and private companies are competing to find the most efficient methods to do so.

    As a YouTuber who covers up-to-date progress of SpaceX and the development of their game-changing commercial rockets, Kevin is entrenched in the global hype that surrounds this new endeavor. During the event, Kevin will share his insight and experiences concerning the future of space travel.

    Kevin's YouTube channel, spaceXcentric (formerly CloudLicker), is a popular channel amoung the space ethusiast online community. The channel is best known for regular news updates on SpaceX in the News.

  • Scott Manley

    Scott Manley

    YouTube Personality

    Scott Manley is a premiere personality in the space enthusiast online community. Scott is perhaps best known for his space-themed YouTube channel where he teaches the math and minutia behind rocket science and commentates while playing video games such as Kerbal Space Program. Over the last decade, his videos have generated over 250 million views and attracted almost 1 million subscribers.

    Scott will present on "Why rockets fail?" - Stories about science and engineering mistakes which resulted in exploding rockets.



Event Location

North Central College - Wentz Science Center
Address: 131 Loomis St, Naperville, IL 60540

Just the Facts

NISE 2019 FREE Event
To Infinity and Beyond

Date: November 17, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: North Central College
Wentz Science Center
131 Loomis St
Naperville, IL 60540
Food: Pizza, Subs, or Similar
Cost: FREE
Seats: 200 (Max)
Reg: Pre-Registration Required
Topics: Space Exploration
Audience: Open to the Public,
Teachers, Professors,
HS and College Students...