Join us for the next Astronomy on Tap event in St. Louis!
Astronomy on Tap is a series of world-wide events in which professional astronomers give informal talks at a local bar on topics of broad interest in astronomy and astrophysics. This particular event will consist of three 10-15 min talks, followed by questions and comments. Speakers will mingle with the audience between the talks, and there will also be trivia sessions with questions related to astronomy. At the end of the night prizes will be handed to the winners!
For this evening of science, astro-trivia, prizes, and beer specials (by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company), the talks will be given by Dr. Kun Wang, Assistant Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences of Washington University in St. Louis; Dr. Jason Rhodes, Senior Research Scientist and Principal Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; and Dr. Elisabeth A. C. Mills, Research Assistant Professor at Brandeis University.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at this program.
The titles of the talks are as follows:
Dr. Kun Wang, WashU
“New perspectives on the origin of the Moon”
Dr. Jason Rhodes, NASA JPL
“Creating an eclipse to study alien planets”
Dr. Elisabeth Krause, University of Arizona
“Measuring the Dark Universe”
Admission is free and all ages are welcome! UCBC has beer, soft drinks, and food for purchase. There is a parking lot on the East side of Urban Chestnut and street parking available too.
We present this event in partnership with the Academy of Science of St. Louis (https://www.academyofsciencestl.org/), the Physics Department of Washington University in St. Louis (https://physics.wustl.edu/outreach), and as part of JPL’s Solar System Ambassador program (https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/home.cfm) through Solar System Ambassador Dr. Andrés Plazas (https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/biography.cfm?US_ID=1945).
For more information or if you have any questions, please send us an email to AstronomyOnTapSTL@gmail.com or contact us through our Facebook page.