Mark your calendars!
Astronomy on Tap returns on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 pm at our NEW VENUE , in Santa Cruz, CA.
Come hear two UCSC astronomers talk about galaxies! Postdoc Joe Burchett will be talking about why galaxies are so gassy? Astronomers have nearly ruled out a diet heavy in beans and cheese, but the clouds of gas detected around galaxies seem to be an essential part o their lives. Joe will discuss how astronomers study the gaseous halos of galaxies (hint: not by smell) and how gas flows in and out of galaxies are key to their fortune and fate. Postdoc John Chisholm will be talking about what makes a galaxy grow old? Galaxies, they’re just like the rest of us. After billions of years of quietly living their lives, they find they do not shine like they used to, they do not consume gas like they used to, and their fellow galaxies barely recognize them. It’s called getting old. John will demonstrate the latter evidence that links exploding stars and outflowing gas to chronic old age and redness, and how some galaxies can be young forever.
Our events are for everyone, so please bring your curiosity, questions, and love for space. Happy hour extends for the duration of the event, in addition to food trucks, trivia, and swag! Astronomy on Tap is free of charge and open to all ages
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing**, in Santa Cruz, CA
(402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060)
Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 pm
**This family-friendly event is free of charge!