Events are in the USA unless otherwise specified.
Monday, December 2: AoT Groningen (Groningen, the Netherlands)
Monday, December 2: AoT C’ville (Charlottesville, VA)
Tuesday, December 3: AoT HD (Heidelberg, Germany)
Tuesday, December 3: AoT EDI #17 (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
Tuesday, December 3: AoT Triangle (Durham, NC)
Tuesday, December 3: AoT Rocket City (Huntsville, AL)
Wednesday, December 4: AoT Kingston (Kingston, ON, Canada)
Wednesday, December 4: AoT Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Wednesday, December 4: SpaceDrafts #65 (Tucson, AZ)
Thursday, December 5: AoT FLG (Flagstaff, AZ)
Thursday, December 5: AoT Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
Sunday, December 8: AoT Bern 8.0 (Bern, Switzerland)
Monday, December 9: AoT State College #32 (State College, PA)
Tuesday, December 10: AoT AA (Ann Arbor, MI)
Tuesday, December 10: AoT SF (San Francisco, CA)
Wednesday, December 11: AoT LAN (Lansing, MI)
Wednesday, December 11: AoT BR (Baton Rouge, LA)
Wednesday, December 11: AoT BCS (Bryan, TX)
Thursday, December 12: AoT Chicago (Evanston, IL)
Monday, December 16: AoT Boston (Cambridge, MA)
Monday, December 16: AoT LA (Pasadena, CA)
Tuesday, December 17: AoT Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Tuesday, December 17: AoT Bonn (Bonn, Germany)
Wednesday, December 18: AoT Trenton (Trenton, NJ)
Wednesday, December 18: AoT NYC (Brooklyn, NY)
Thursday, December 19: AoT C-U (Urbana, IL)
Friday, December 27: AoT Taipei (Taipei, Taiwan)
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What to Expect
Astronomy on Tap is not your typical science lecture. Each event typically features two or more accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets around other stars to supermassive black holes to the beginning (and end) of the Universe.
Presenters are your neighbors, who also happen to be scientists and educators at local research and educational institutions or their collaborators and friends who are visiting or passing through town. This is their chance to share their most recent research results, experiment with new ways of explaining their explorations of the Universe, and to be honest about which over-hyped results are complete and utter bull sh–.
We strive for a relaxed and informal atmosphere (okay, fine, the booze helps), and there is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably tag along for the beer.
Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge, and you could even win Neil Tyson’s
Trash Treasures (TM) in NYC! But don’t tell Neil Tyson lest he wise up and change the lock on his office door. 😉