AoT returns to New Haven on March 1

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AoT returns to the place of its birth on March 1st. 8pm. BAR. Be there.

Yale Astronomers — between sips of beer — will discuss Alien Megastructures, Gravitational Waves, and Huge Telescopes.

Speaker lineup 

Dr. Tabby Boyajian
Tabby’s Star & Alien Megastructures

Dr. Louise Edwards
Gravitational Waves and our Boundless Universe

and Dr. Dave Sawyer
Observing our Universe from Ground and Space

The event is 21+, but otherwise open to all. RSVP here or here.

AoT. Returning Home.

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AoT Santa Barbara Launches on March 2nd!

What:

Join us to hear about stellar waves and the expanding universe as Astronomy on Tap Santa Barbara launches its first event! We will also cover the latest astronomy in the news, including the first historic direct measurement of gravitational waves. Join our event on Facebook for updated details.

Who:

The event is hosted by Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT). Speakers are Matteo Cantiello (researcher at UCSB) and Andy Howell (staff scientist at LCOGT and professor at UCSB).

When:

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2016, 7:30-9:00p. Doors open 7:00p.

Where:

The Blind Tiger, 409 State St. Santa Barbara, CA.

Astronomy on Tap ATX #17: March 22 at The North Door

We’re a bit later in the month than usual due to SXSW, but since we’re on the 4th Tuesday of the month in March, we figured we’d have 4 awesome out-of-town presenters for y’all!

Detecting Gravitational Waves with Advanced LIGO
Dennis Ugolini, a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, will talk about how they detected mirrors moving less than the width of a proton, due to 2 black holes merging.

Life In the Universe
Joel Green, AoTATX alum and a co-organizer of AoT Baltimore, will discuss how astronomers are searching for life in our own Solar System, throughout our Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond.

SCIWARS: Dark Side Tactics to Fight for Science
Jayde Lovell, from ScIQ on The Young Turks Network, will teach us all how to effectively argue against the anti-science lobby.

Not That Long Ago in a Galaxy Close, Close By
Summer Ash, of Columbia University and Startorialist, will discuss real-life exoplanets that correspond to planets in the Star Wars Universe.

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

When?
Tuesday, March 22, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)

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

Space Drafts 21: Voyage to that other dwarf planet! Ceres at Astronomy on Tap – Tucson, AZ, Feb. 24th at the Borderlands Brewing Co.

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This month, #SpaceDrafts is with Dr. David O’Brien (PSI):

Dawn’s Exploration of Dwarf Planet Ceres

Join Dave & Dawn on an journey to that other Dwarf Planet in our solar system: Ceres! The largest member of the asteroid belt, Ceres is round under it’s own gravity, is differentiated, and emits water vapor, much like a terrestrial planet, but it’s orbit is inclined, and looks like other families of asteroids. It’s a unique look at conditions during the formation of our solar system!

Answer Dave’s 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, February 24th, 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!

Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap Launches at Pizza M on February 18 in Urbana, IL

What:

Come sit down to discuss the big questions in the Universe with professional astronomers over pizza and beer at Pizza M in downtown Urbana, IL. This monthly series will begin with a brief and accessible explanation of a profound concept, a description of the latest scientific findings, followed by a community discussion with ample opportunities for questions and answers. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

During the inaugural event this month we will be discussing the beginning of the Universe. Join us to learn about what we think happened and why. RSVP on Facebook.

Who:

This event series is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. The discussion this week will be led by Prof. Joaquin Vieira. Additional astronomers will also be on hand to answer any/all of your questions.

When:

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 6pm

Where:

The backroom of Pizza M in Urbana

208 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801