November 21, 2016 GMT

Bill Nye, better known as The Science Guy, spoke to a packed house Friday night at Hanover College’s Collier Arena. A mechanical engineer and educator turned television personality and advocate to educate people about climate change, Nye is widely known for his PBS science show that ran from 1993 to 1998. Nye spoke to the audience about the effects of climate change on Earth, research from Mars rovers and the “joy of discovery.” Over the course of a two-hour presentation and question and answer session, Nye laid out his suggestions for using renewable and reliable sources of energy across the globe - all of which, he said, can be done once people work together to make them happen. “Climate change should not be a political issue,” he said. “It’s our issue and we need to get to work on it.”