Astronomy on Tap Triangle #13: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Come check out Astronomy on Tap Triangle, our North Carolina chapter of short, engaging talks about astronomy over beer held at the taproom of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC — this is our thirteenth event on Tuesday, March 5! Note: This event will start a little bit earlier than usual, running from 6:30-8:30pm.

Want to know how you can make a black hole? Dr. Dan Reichart*, Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UNC Chapel Hill, will describe how black holes form, and how we can see them!

* Dr. Dan Reichart is the Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, and founder of the Skynet Robotic Telescope Network, which brings access to research-grade telescopes to classrooms around the country. He also is founder of the undergraduate research program Educational Research in Radio Astronomy (ERIRA), which gives students hands-on experience taking data at Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia. Dan received his B.S. from Penn State University in 1996, and completed his graduate studies at the University of Chicago in 2000. He followed this with postdoctoral work at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Hubble Fellowship at Caltech, before joining the faculty at UNC in 2007. His research is focused on big explosions – especially gamma ray bursts and gravitational wave events!

Our FREE Astronomy on Tap events feature accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!

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