AoT Leiden Launches on Monday, 27 March 2017

Our first Leiden edition will take place on Monday, 27 March at 20th in Grand Cafe De Burcht from 8-10 PM. Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! Inspired by the recent discovery of the Trappist-1 planets, the theme for our first event is “Extrasolar planets”! The event will feature:

– Dr. Christian Ginski is an expert on imaging of extrasolar planets using large telescopes around the world. He’ll tell us more about photographing extrasolar planets!

– Professor Matthew Kenworthy’s research interests include exoplanets and ring systems. He’ll talk about how to find planets like those recently discovered around Trappist-1!

– In between the talks, there will be fun astronomical games and quizzes! Use this opportunity to improve your astronomical knowledge or just show off to your friends!

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Astronomy on Tap is organized by professional astronomers connected to Leiden Observatory. All events are in (simple!) English and take place at De Burcht on the last Monday of the month – free of charge. We welcome all ages and backgrounds – a passion for beer and/or astronomy is a bonus!

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 NYC Astro 101: The Basics, Thursday June 30 at the Way Station in Brooklyn

Ah, the good ol’ college days, where we learned some stuff and drank bunch. JUST LIKE ASRTONOMY ON TAP! So, NYC Tappers, join us at 7pm on June 30th at the Way Station for the first in a loose series of Astro 101 events! We’re asking three big questions: (1) What is a Planet? by Mark Popinchalk; (2) What is a Star? by Kate Miller; and, um (3) …well, we don’t have #3 yet, because <drumroll please> we want YOU <cymbal crash!> to ask it! What’s that really important, fundamental thing you want us to talk about? Is it moon phases? Seasons? What is a galaxy? How do telescopes work? Did we really land on the moon? (cough, yes! but you can still ask, cough) It’s a choose-your-own-space-adventure talk! Use our Facebook event page to RSVP and ask your questions by June 23rd. Then join the Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer Irene Pease, plus Demitri Muna and MC Tycho Brewhaha for a night of science, fun, and drinking! If we choose to answer your question, and you’re there, then you’ll win a special prize!

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What & Who:
What is a Planet? by Mark Popinchalk
What is a Star? by Kate Miller
Ask your question for our third presentation on Facebook event page by June 23rd

When:
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, June 30

Where:
Way Station

683 Washington Ave (between St. Marks & Prospect)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

AoT and Pint of Science, Wednesday May 25 7 pm in Manhattan

Astronomy on Tap regularly brings science and alcohol together. In our special event for the Pint of Science festival, we will explore the scientifical (and puntastical) connections between the two. Join us at the galactic bar as we sip on (or chug) stardust! Tickets are just $5, and as usual for non-free events, we’ll donate to Donors Choose!

What & Who:

Spending Too Much Time at the Galactic Bar
Adrian Price-Whelan (Columbia University)

Hey Milky Way, You Are What You Eat!
Duane Lee (Vanderbilt University)

Go Home Universe, You’re Drunk
Summer Ash (Columbia University)

When:
Wednesday May 25,  7-9:30 PM

Where:
DROM
85 Avenue A
New York City, NY 10009

AoT NYC: Can We Communicate with Other Civilizations? Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m. at the Way Station in Brooklyn

What:

AoT NYC returns to the Way Station in Prospect, Heights, Brooklyn for an evening of rampant (but scientific!) speculation about alien civilizations, undiscovered planets, and interstellar communication. Hosted by MC Tycho Brewhaha and introducing MC Stardust!

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Who:

When:
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, April 28

Where:
Way Station

683 Washington Ave (between St. Marks & Prospect)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

AoT NYC presents immersive theater & science experience for Women’s History Month, Thursday March 24 at the Way Station in Brooklyn!

 

What:

AoT NYC returns to the Way Station in Prospect, Heights, Brooklyn with an immersive, interactive theater & science experience in celebration of Women’s History Month! We’ve partnered with Infinite Variety Productions to present scenes from Insignificant, the story of the first female astronomers, written by Sean Michael Welch, along with engaging explanations of the discoveries by the scientists you’ll see on stage.

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Who:

When:
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Way Station

683 Washington Ave (between St. Marks & Prospect)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

 

Cosmos on Tap FINALE EVENT Thursday, February 4 at 9:30 pm at Videology Bar & Cinema in Williamsburg

What:
Even if you devoured Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey last spring, we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this before! Interact with the cosmos live with the lovable, irreverent scientists from Astronomy on Tap. Never content to let Neil Tyson have all the glory, we’ll share what we would have done differently, reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology Bar & Cinema has a full bar with wine, draft and bottled beer, and a cocktail menu plus classic movie theater food like popcorn, nachos, pretzels, and hot dogs. In addition to special guest scientists for each episode we’ll have games, prizes, and Astro-tainment!
We’ve saved the best prizes for the finale screening, including signed Cosmic Calendars!
Who:
Our special guest for episode 13, Unafraid of the Dark, is astronomer extraordinaire Summer Ash, Director of Outreach for Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy and a freelance science communicator who has worked with Scientific American, Slate, Nautilus, CUNY, and Disney Junior. She is also the in-house astrophysicist for The Rachel Maddow Show and co-founder of STARtorialist astronomy fashion blog.
We’ll also have a Super Secret Skype-in Guest who has lots of first-hand knowledge on Cosmos!

When:
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Where:
Videology

308 Bedford Ave (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Subway: L train to Bedford Ave. or JMZ to Marcy Ave.

AoT NYC presents Pop Science! at STEMFest on January 16 at 8 pm

 

Astronomy on Tap brings the Universe down to Earth with quirky, irreverent science presentations at bars around the world. At Horse Trade Theater’s STEM Fest, scientists, educators, and writers from local research and cultural institutions collide with pop culture for an evening of eccentric astro-tainment, plus DJ Carly Sagan & MC Tycho Brew-haha’s constellation of music, games, and prizes, including Neil Tyson’s Trash Treasures! Proceeds from ticket sales will support Astronomy on Tap’s free events in NYC and their contributions to local classrooms via DonorsChoose.org.

What & Who:

The Future is Here! How Science Fiction has Predicted (or not) the Present
Kate Miller (AMNH)
How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Hollywood
Stephen Cass
Not that long ago in a galaxy close, close by: Analog Worlds of the Star Wars Universe
Dr. Summer Ash (Columbia)

It’s the End of the Universe as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Dr. Saurabh Jha (Rutgers)

Buy tickets here! RSVP on Facebook!

When:
8–10 pm
Saturday, January 16

Where:
Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street
Subways: F at 2nd Ave, BDFM at Broadway-Lafayette, 6 at Bleecker St, NR at Prince St

Cosmos episode 12 at Videology on Thursday, December 3 at 9:30 pm

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Even if you devoured the series last spring, we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this before! Interact with the cosmos live with the lovable, irreverent scientists from Astronomy on Tap. Never content to let Neil Tyson have all the glory, we’ll share what we would have done differently (Drunk Astronomy, anyone?), reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology has a full bar with wine, draft and bottled beer, and a cocktail menu plus classic movie theater food like popcorn, nachos, pretzels, and hot dogs. In addition to special guest scientists for each episode we’ll have games, prizes, and Astro-tainment!

Each screening starts at 9:30 pm and is first come, first served. Arrive early to get a good seat!
Who:
Our special guest for The World Set Free is Dr. Kostas Tsigaridis, Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. He received his PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of Crete, Greece. He studies the atmospheric composition and climate of Earth, particularly the role atmospheric aerosols play in its chemistry, climate, and the biosphere. In the last couple of years he has been active on planetary applications of the NASA GISS climate model, with focus on early Earth, Mars, and Titan.

When:
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Where:
Videology

308 Bedford Ave (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Subway: L train to Bedford Ave. or JMZ to Marcy Ave.

Final Cosmos episode screenings at Videology in Williamsburg!

We’re down to our last two episodes of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we’ve saved the best for last!

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Even if you devoured the series last spring, we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this before! Interact with the cosmos live with the lovable, irreverent scientists from Astronomy on Tap. Never content to let Neil Tyson have all the glory, we’ll share what we would have done differently (Drunk Astronomy, anyone?), reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology has a full bar with wine, draft and bottled beer, and a cocktail menu plus classic movie theater food like popcorn, nachos, pretzels, and hot dogs. In addition to special guest scientists for each episode we’ll have games, prizes, and Astro-tainment!

For the last two episodes we’ll have extra special prizes and special guests. Each screening starts at 9:30 pm and is first come, first served. Arrive early to get a good seat! Mark your calendars and watch this space for more details!

When:
Thursday, December 3, 2015: The World Set Free
Thursday, February4, 2016: Unafraid of the Dark

Where:
Videology

308 Bedford Ave (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Subway: L train to Bedford Ave. or JMZ to Marcy Ave.