AoT NYC presents Pop Science! at STEMFest on January 16 at 8 pm

 

Astronomy on Tap brings the Universe down to Earth with quirky, irreverent science presentations at bars around the world. At Horse Trade Theater’s STEM Fest, scientists, educators, and writers from local research and cultural institutions collide with pop culture for an evening of eccentric astro-tainment, plus DJ Carly Sagan & MC Tycho Brew-haha’s constellation of music, games, and prizes, including Neil Tyson’s Trash Treasures! Proceeds from ticket sales will support Astronomy on Tap’s free events in NYC and their contributions to local classrooms via DonorsChoose.org.

What & Who:

The Future is Here! How Science Fiction has Predicted (or not) the Present
Kate Miller (AMNH)
How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Hollywood
Stephen Cass
Not that long ago in a galaxy close, close by: Analog Worlds of the Star Wars Universe
Dr. Summer Ash (Columbia)

It’s the End of the Universe as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Dr. Saurabh Jha (Rutgers)

Buy tickets here! RSVP on Facebook!

When:
8–10 pm
Saturday, January 16

Where:
Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street
Subways: F at 2nd Ave, BDFM at Broadway-Lafayette, 6 at Bleecker St, NR at Prince St

Space Drafts 19: Watch Massive Stars Go KABOOM!!! at Astronomy on Tap – Tucson, AZ, Dec. 9th at the Borderlands Brewing Co.

19.Andrews

This month, #SpaceDrafts is with Dr. Jennifer Andrews (Steward Observatory):

The Explosive Death of Massive Stars

Jen has been using the facilities at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Mt. Lemmon, and the MMT Observatory to watch massive stars die. In just a few weeks, these powerful and violent explosions release as much energy as our Sun will in its entire lifetime. Jen studies their demise and remnants to understand the nature of their progenitor systems – stellar forensics with the smoldering corpses of dead stars. In their destruction, the cycle of creation begins anew, and supernovae recycle the matter trapped in stars, enriching the galaxy with heavy elements. All of the atoms in your body for example.

Curious? Come talk to hear about her work, and answer her 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, December 9, 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!