Astronomy on Tap Seattle: February 17th at Bad Jimmy’s

 

Our next event in Seattle will be on February 17th 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 we will be featuring talks by UW astronomers Dr. John Parejko on “Detect the Ancient Universe Like a BOSS” and Dr. Fabio Governato on “Dark Matter, Black Holes and other reasons to work with NASA’s fastest supercomputer: Pleiades”.

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

Don’t forget to RSVP!



Cosmos on Tap FINALE EVENT Thursday, February 4 at 9:30 pm at Videology Bar & Cinema in Williamsburg

What:
Even if you devoured Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 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, reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology Bar & Cinema 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!
We’ve saved the best prizes for the finale screening, including signed Cosmic Calendars!
Who:
Our special guest for episode 13, Unafraid of the Dark, is astronomer extraordinaire Summer Ash, Director of Outreach for Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy and a freelance science communicator who has worked with Scientific American, Slate, Nautilus, CUNY, and Disney Junior. She is also the in-house astrophysicist for The Rachel Maddow Show and co-founder of STARtorialist astronomy fashion blog.
We’ll also have a Super Secret Skype-in Guest who has lots of first-hand knowledge on Cosmos!

When:
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Where:
Videology

308 Bedford Ave (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

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

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Astronomy on Tap ATX #16: February 16 at The North Door

AoTATX just keeps growing! Our record crowd last time was awesome and to build on that we have another 3 amazing talks for y’all:

Lonely, Wandering Planets
Ultracool Tool (aka Dr. Trent Dupuy) will talk about host-less planets that don’t have a star to orbit.

Killer (and Some Not So Killer) Asteroids
Moondancer (aka Dr. Judit Gyorgyey-Ries) will discuss how afraid we should all be about killer asteroids (spoiler alert: not very).

Building the Universe in a Box
Starlord (aka almost-Dr. Jacob Hummel) will show some amazing movies of astronomical computer simulations and talk about how he and other astronomers try to build everything in the Universe inside supercomputers.

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

When?
Tuesday, February 16, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)

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

Space Drafts 20: Sneak a peak at some of the earliest galaxies in our Universe!!! at Astronomy on Tap – Tucson, AZ, Jan. 27th at the Borderlands Brewing Co.

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This month, #SpaceDrafts is with Dr. Rachael Livermore (UT-Austin):

Fun with Gravitational Lensing! The First Galaxies Unveiled with Einstein’s Telescopes

Pandora’s Cluster – Abell 2744. Most of the mass – 75% of it – isn’t in the form of the visible light you see, but is contained in the mysterious dark matter, whose nature we still do not understand.

But we can measure it’s effect.

The ghostly arcs and thin lines aren’t image compression artifacts. These are distant galaxies, behind the cluster. Their shapes are sheared, distorted and magnified as light from them travels through the space, curved by the enormous mass of the cluster. Join Rachael for a tour through the Frontier Fields using the Hubble Space Telescope, and find out how she uses gravitational lensing to learn what happened a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away!

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, January 27, 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!

Astronomy on Tap DC – Jan. 27

We are thrilled to return to the Wonderland Ballroom (upstairs) for the next installment of Astronomy on Tap DC! Our talk line-up for the night:

Colliding Black Holes (and Other Space Oddities) – Laura Blecha (University of Maryland)

 

AGN Outflows: Masters of Illusion – Travis Fischer (NASA GSFC)

 

Cosmic Crashes: King Midas inSpace – Eleanora Troja (NASA GSFC)
There will be prize giveaways and Astro on Tap – DC merchandise available for sale, featuring our shiny new logo designed by the multi-talented Nathan Secrest! Event is 21+ and starts at 8 PM.Join us as we pay tribute to the Starman, David Bowie, before the talks and be regaled by the wonders of the Universe.

RSVP here and share the event with your friends on Facebook.

Astronomy on Tap Seattle XI: January 20th at Bad Jimmy’s

Our eleventh event in Seattle will be on January 20th 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 we will be featuring talks by UW Professor Rory Barnes, with his talk entitled only with these emoji: (https://t.co/ZyDZdOHijj) and UW post-doc Dr. Charli Sakari on “Radioactive stars as Cosmic Clocks”.

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

Don’t forget to RSVP!



Astronomy on Tap – Lansing – #5

Astronomy on Tap is back in Lansing for the new year! At our fifth event, we’ll have another two awesome talks by local scientists. Our first will focus on how one MSU professor is using a telescope that is literally built into the ice at the South Pole to observe neutrinos and probe the extragalactic universe. The second talk will highlight the ways in which one of the common molecules in your beer shows up in space. Can you guess which one? Make sure you’re there to find out!

As always, you can expected trivia-based raffle prizes, opportunities to chat with local astronomers, and a group Q & A session to close out the night!

Our featured speakers are Dr. Tyce DeYoung, professor of physics and astronomy at MSU, and Dr. Justin Linford, postdoctoral research associate in the department of physics and astronomy at MSU.

We can’t wait to see familiar faces and meet many new ones! As always, the event is free and there will be drink and food specials for attendees.

 

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?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – 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!

 

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Astronomy on Tap ATX #15: January 19 at The North Door

We’re kicking off 2016 with some talks on topics requested by you, the faithful AoTATX audience!

What IS Dark Matter?
Dr. John Jardel will tell us what really is dark matter and how do we know it’s there.

Searching for Dark Matter On Earth and Throughout the Universe
Dr. Mike Boylan-Kolchin will talk about how scientists are searching for dark matter in underground mines on Earth as well as in groups of galaxies far, far away.

Astronomy in Art at the Art.Science.Gallery.
Dr. Hayley Gillespie, the founder and director of the Art.Science.Gallery. will discuss astronomy in art and the latest exhibit at the gallery entitled COSMIC.

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

When?
Tuesday, January 19, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)

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