AoT NYC on Wednesday, November 16 at the Way Station

Astro on Tap NYC presents NYC Astro!

Here at AoT NYC, we know that you can’t see many stars from Times Square. But many astronomers do call NYC home!  We’ll have scientists from around the five boroughs who will talk about exciting their current and future research. RSVP on our Facebook event page, and join us on a rare WEDNESDAY event at the Way Station on Wednesday, November 16 at 8 pm.

When: Wednesday November 16, 2016 @ 8 pm*

*Note the new later start time!*

WhereWay Station683 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

AoT Santa Barbara on Wednesday, November 16 at M8RX

What:

Join us to hear about Pluto and its friends in the outer solar system and about classical novae – inside out stars evolving in reverse. We will also cover the latest astronomy in the news, and give away astronomy posters and postcards as well as some of our cool Astronomy on Tap beer glasses. Join our event on Facebook for updated details.

Who:

The event is hosted by Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO). This month’s speakers are Sarah Greenstreet (post-doc scientist at LCO and UCSB) and Bill Wolf (graduate student at UCSB).

When:

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, 7:30-10:00p. Doors open 6:30p.

Where:

M8RX, 409 State St. Santa Barbara, CA.

Astronomy on Tap ATX #25: November 15 @The North Door

***The entrance will be back at The North Door, and a second bar will open starting from 6 pm! Look around for Space Cadets and The North Door staff when you arrive.***

In November, we present three awesome talks:

Imaging Exoplanets: The Pathway from Super-Jupiters to Earth 2.0
Direct imaging of exoplanets and characterizing exo-Earths (Dr. Brendan Bowler)

The Radio Renaissance: Mapping the Long-Wavelength Universe
The exciting future of radio astronomy (WhataMerger Jr. aka. Jackie Champagne)

Small Galaxies Looming Larger in the Local Universe
The small galaxies in the neighborhood of our Milky Way (Dr. Kristen McQuinn)

AoTATX#23 will be hosted by our Host Binary Stars, Chaos Cloud (Rebecca Larson) and AstroBoz (Dr. Brandon Bozek)! Please join us to give them a warmest welcome and be amazed by the Universe.

Where?
The North Door (501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, Entrance at the back)

When?
Tuesday, November 15, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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

Astronomy on Tap Ann Arbor – November 15th

Don’t miss AoT Ann Arbor‘s second fall event, Tuesday November 15th at 7:00 PM. Hosted at Conor O’Neills, join us for an evening of beer, raffles, trivia, and… Star Trek?!? This week we’re hosting ATX‘s own Dr. Rachael Livermore for a special talk about the science of Star Trek. She’ll be in good company with University of Michigan’s Dr. Megan Reiter. For more information and to keep up to date visit us on the facebook page.

Astronomy on Tap, Bay Area: Nov. 1st, Big Game Edition!

An event of great cosmic significance is approaching: the Stanford-Berkeley Big Game! Astronomy on Tap wants to celebrate and negotiate peace between rivals by featuring astronomers from both universities! Stanford and Berkeley scientists will discuss simulating the cosmic web and listening for extraterrestrial intelligence. Make sure to join us again at Black Hammer Brewing in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 1st at 8pm. We’ll also have some fun interactive trivia sessions, with sweet prizes! For updates, follow our twitter and our event on facebook!

AoT New York City, Thursday October 27 at the Way Station

On Thursday, October 27th at the Way Station, come boldly go (er?) with us as we celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, the show with the MOST (citation needed) influence on degrees in astronomy and rocket science (probably)! We’ll be paying respect to the science and culture of the Star Trek universe, and the Way Station will have a FULL KEG of Shmaltz Brewery’s official Star Trek 50th Golden Anniversary Ale! Make sure you kling-on to us as we warp speed ahead into the final frontier! RSVP and more info on our Facebook event page.

Astronomy on Tap Seattle: Oct. 28th at Peddler Brewing Co

THIS MONTH Astronomy on Tap and TEDx Seattle partner to present a night dedicated to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)! LSST, currently under construction, will image and catalogue tens of billions of galaxies and stars and find more than 3 million exploding stars and 6 million asteroids and comets over the next decade, effectively creating a 10 year, multi-color, ultra high-resolution movie of the night sky. Join us to hear LSST research scientists Dr. John Parejko and Dr. David Reiss (bios below) from the University of Washington talk about everything from the LSST telescope and camera design, to the software challenges associated with processing such a huge data set, to the amazing science to be gained from mining the sky in 4-D.

David Reiss obtained his PhD in Astronomy at the UW where he found dozens of supernovae, and helped discover that 75% of the universe is composed of “dark energy.” Since then, he moonlighted as a programmer and computational biologist, before joining the LSST team where he is developing algorithms and tools which will enable discovery of 1,000s of asteroids and supernovae per night with the LSST.

John Parejko started mining astronomical data in grad school at Drexel University working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), studying galaxies and the massive black holes that love them.  He comes to UW from Yale University, where he did precision cosmology measurements and developed operations software for the SDSS telescope. As part of LSST, John is working on software to precisely co-align astronomical images, to cut down on the number of bogus detections.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our 19th month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Peddler Brewing Company who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!

 



 

 

Astronomy on Tap DC – Nov 2

Astronomy on Tap returns to DC9 (2nd floor) on Wednesday, Nov 2nd! We will have fun talks, Astronomy Bingo, and Astronomy trivia, featuring exclusive Astronomy on Tap DC pint glasses as prizes! Talk line-up:

The Invisible Universe (And How We See It Anyway) – Gail Zasowski (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Is there Another Earth? – Joel Green (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Looking for Vulcan, Found the Borg – Most Legends Have their Basis in Fact – Brian Hicks (NASA GSFC)

Doors at 7:30, talks at 8:00, 21+

 

 

Astronomy on Tap ATX #24: October 18 @The North Door

***The entrance will be back at The North Door, and a second bar will open starting from 6 pm! Look around for Space Cadets and The North Door staff when you arrive.***

In October, we present three awesome talks:

Will They Call Me on My Cellphone?
How the Drake Equation Estimates the Odd of Finding ET by Star Maker (Yao-Lun Yang)

The Black Holes Failed to Become Supermassive
What are intermediate mass black holes, and why they are interesting among the black holes family by Dr. Black Hole Momma (Dr. Eva Noyola)

Observing Distant Universe
What makes the distant universe different, and how do we see it by Feedback Fighter (Briana Indahl)

AoTATX#23 will be hosted by our Host Stars duo, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Dr. Brandon Bozek)! Please join us to give them a warmest welcome and be amazed by the Universe.

Where?
The North Door (501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, Entrance at the back)

When?
Tuesday, October 18, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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