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!

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