Astronomy on Tap Seattle X: December 16th at Bad Jimmy’s

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Our tenth event in Seattle will be on December 16th from 7-9 pm at Ballard’s own Bad Jimmy’s.

THIS MONTH Astronomy on Tap becomes Cosmos on Tap! This will be our third installment in the Cosmos: A Personal Voyage screening series, where we will host a guided viewing of the original Cosmos series with Carl Sagan (1980) complete with plenty of beer. We will have a guest speaker introduce the episode, lead discussions and a Q&A, and give updates on discoveries that have been made since the series first aired. As always, we will have astro-trivia with delicious prizes, but this month the trivia will be decidedly Cosmos-centric. Look out for a special prize this month for our Cosmos bingo winner!

Don’t miss our tenth anniversary event and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook  to get updates on future events!

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Astronomy on Tap ATX #14: December 15 at The North Door

At our last AoTATX event of 2015 we’ve got 3 super-rad talks for y’all:

Science vs. Cinema: The Martian
Copernicus (aka Prof. Andy Howell from Ain’t It Cool News and UC Santa Barbara) will discuss some of the good (and not-so-good) science in the movie The Martian.

Cluster Inspector: You can be the one!
Galaxy Next Door (aka Dr. Hwihyun Kim) will teach us about star clusters.

Stellar Autopsies with an 82-inch Scalpel
Grad School Degenerate (aka Keaton Bell) will talk about studying dead stars using the 82-inch telescopes at McDonald Observatory.

Where?
The North Door, 502 Brushy St., Austin, TX 78702

When?
Tuesday, December 15, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)

As always, AoTATX is FREE and open to all ages!

Cosmos episode 12 at Videology on Thursday, December 3 at 9:30 pm

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Even if you devoured the series last spring, we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this before! Interact with the cosmos live with the lovable, irreverent scientists from Astronomy on Tap. Never content to let Neil Tyson have all the glory, we’ll share what we would have done differently (Drunk Astronomy, anyone?), reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology has a full bar with wine, draft and bottled beer, and a cocktail menu plus classic movie theater food like popcorn, nachos, pretzels, and hot dogs. In addition to special guest scientists for each episode we’ll have games, prizes, and Astro-tainment!

Each screening starts at 9:30 pm and is first come, first served. Arrive early to get a good seat!
Who:
Our special guest for The World Set Free is Dr. Kostas Tsigaridis, Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. He received his PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of Crete, Greece. He studies the atmospheric composition and climate of Earth, particularly the role atmospheric aerosols play in its chemistry, climate, and the biosphere. In the last couple of years he has been active on planetary applications of the NASA GISS climate model, with focus on early Earth, Mars, and Titan.

When:
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Where:
Videology

308 Bedford Ave (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Subway: L train to Bedford Ave. or JMZ to Marcy Ave.

Final Cosmos episode screenings at Videology in Williamsburg!

We’re down to our last two episodes of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we’ve saved the best for last!

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Even if you devoured the series last spring, we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this before! Interact with the cosmos live with the lovable, irreverent scientists from Astronomy on Tap. Never content to let Neil Tyson have all the glory, we’ll share what we would have done differently (Drunk Astronomy, anyone?), reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology has a full bar with wine, draft and bottled beer, and a cocktail menu plus classic movie theater food like popcorn, nachos, pretzels, and hot dogs. In addition to special guest scientists for each episode we’ll have games, prizes, and Astro-tainment!

For the last two episodes we’ll have extra special prizes and special guests. Each screening starts at 9:30 pm and is first come, first served. Arrive early to get a good seat! Mark your calendars and watch this space for more details!

When:
Thursday, December 3, 2015: The World Set Free
Thursday, February4, 2016: Unafraid of the Dark

Where:
Videology

308 Bedford Ave (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Subway: L train to Bedford Ave. or JMZ to Marcy Ave.

Astronomy on Tap – Lansing – #4

Get ready for AoTLansing #4 at The Beer Grotto- Lansing! This time around we’ll have talks explaining our place in the universe and how scientists use supercomputers to simulate it. You can expect awesome information and stunning visuals. As always, attendees will also get to test their astronomy knowledge for the chance to win raffle prizes while simultaneously enjoying delicious discounted craft beer.

Our featured speakers for this event are Dr. Jason Kalirai, Project Scientist for the Jame Webb Space Telescope from the Space Telescope Science Institute, and Dr. Brian O’Shea, Professor of Physics and Astronomy & Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University.

Spread the word and make sure you don’t miss out on a night of fun, beer, and science! And take note, the event is on a Wednesday this time!

Where?

The Beer Grotto – Lansing, 500 E Michigan Ave #100, Lansing, MI 48912

(Note: you can park in the parking lot on the south side of the Stadium District building — just tell anyone who asks that you’re there for an event at the Beer Grotto)

When?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – 7:30pm

 

If you want to make sure you don’t miss any updates about the event, check out our Facebook page.

Remember, AoTLansing is a free event you, just have to pay for your beers!

Astronomy on Tap Seattle IX: November 18th at Bad Jimmy’s

Our ninth event in Seattle will be on November 18th from 7-9 pm and will again be hosted by Ballard’s own Bad Jimmy’s who will have ~9 beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

THIS MONTH in anticipation of the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens we will have two talks around the theme of “Planets with Two Stars.” The first (Episode I) is by University of Washington graduate student David Fleming on “How to Build a Tatooine.” Our second talk (Episode II) will be by University of Washington graduate student Kolby Weisenburger on “How to Find a Tatooine.” As always, we’ll have trivia and prizes!

Don’t miss our ninth event, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!

Please RSVP on our eventbrite or Facebook pages.

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Space Drafts 18: Hunt for small planets at Astronomy on Tap – Tucson, AZ, Nov. 11st at the Borderlands Brewing Co.

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This month, #SpaceDrafts is with Dr. Ian Crossfield (Steward Observatory):

Small Stars, Small Planets

Ian has been using the K2 mission of the Kepler spacecraft to look for small planets around low-mass M stars.
While these systems might be the most common in the Galaxy, they are incredibly hard to observe, and few have characterized atmospheres.
Ian’s team his found three of these transiting low-mass exoplanets with K2.
Come here about these exciting systems that straddle the transition between rocky, and gas-dominated compositions, on the edge of the habitable zone!

Come talk to him about his work, and answer his tricky questions for a shot at cool prizes – we’ll have telescopes setup outside at sunset if it is clear!

Where?
The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


When?

Wednesday, November 11, 7.00pm (Stargazing starts at Sunset)

RSVP?
Please. Thank you!

As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

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Astronomy on Tap ATX #13: November 17 at The North Door

November marks the 1 year anniversary of AoTATX as well as the 100th anniversary of the publication of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and we’ll be celebrating both of these momentous occasions on Nov 17th with 3 space-time altering talks about general relativity:

A Brief Introduction to General Relativity
Prof. Pawan (aka Prof. Pawan Kumar) will give us all a little primer on the basics of GR.

Why We Should Give a Rat’s @$& About Pure Science Research
Author and professor Cosmicat (aka Prof. Renee James) will convince us all that we should care about pure science research, including Einstein’s theories of relativity.

Fun With Gravitational Lenses
One of our fearless leaders, MC High-z (aka Dr. Rachael Livermore), will talk to us about one of the coolest consequences of general relativity: gravitational lenses.

Where?
The North Door, 502 Brushy St., Austin, TX 78702

When?
Tuesday, November 17, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)

As always, AoTATX is FREE and open to all ages!

Astronomy on Tap: How To… Thursday, November 19 at 6 pm at Silvana in Harlem

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Join professional scientists as they explain how to explore the Universe! Topics include How To:

Plus music & astro-tainment by DJ Carly Sagan & MC Tycho Brew-haha, games, prizes from Neil Tyson’s Trash Treasures, and more!

RSVP on Facebook!

When:
6* – 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 21
*Note the earlier start time!

Where:
Silvana
300 W. 116th Street
(SW corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd/8th Ave)
Subways: B/C at 116th, 2/3 at 116th (0.4 mile away)