Astronomy on Tap, June 12 at the Way Station

As summer quickly approaches, school is ending, concert series start up, and the mosquitoes come out to play, it sounds like a great time for an Out of This World Astronomy on Tap!  June 12th, starting at 7 pm we’ll be at the Way Station in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Come and hear from:

Weird Exoplanetary Systems, Nathan Bellomy, AMNH
Comet Dust through a REALLY COOL MICROSCOPE, Amanda White, AMNH
Today’s Largest Galaxies: Supersonic Winds and Massive Black Holes, Louise Edwards, Yale
It’s a Great Big Universe, Brian Levine, AMNH

And, to get yourself pumped up, psyched, ready and able for Brian’s presentation (and yes, he’s thinking about having a singalong, so you better be ready!), you may want to (re-)familiarize yourself with this classic Animaniacs song.

MC Tycho Brew-ha-ha will be hosting with games! prizes! glowsticks!


Astronomy on Tap Taipei – May 27, 2014 Talk Recordings

Thanks to everyone that came out to our first event in Taipei at On Tap! A big thanks to Jason and everyone at On Tap who let us put this event on, and also a big thank you to the speakers. We had a lot of fun, and we hope to organize another in a few months. We were able to stream the talks (though the last one got cut off a bit when the laptop disconnected from the internet). We’re excited to share the video with you, and we hope you enjoy!

Hipster Manhattanhenge on May 29 in NYC!

Image credit: Jackie Faherty

Surely most of NYC, if not the world, has heard of Manhattanhenge by now – it’s that special time of the year when the setting Sun is aligned with the east-west streets of Manhattan.

This year the official Hayden Planetarium show and viewing is July 11, but the first Manhattanhenge of the year is this Thursday, May 29! So join Astronomy on Tap and Manhattanhenge expert Dr. Jackie Faherty for a viewing before the rest of the city catches on. We’ll meet on 42nd Street by Grand Central Station at 7:30 pm. The sun will be on the grid at 8:15 pm and setting just a few minutes later.

After sunset we’ll check out the constellations in Grand Central Terminal and head west to the star party at the Intrepid Museum, part of the World Science Festival. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of bars along the way if we get thirsty.


Astronomy on Tap, New Haven, CT June 9


254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Monday, June 9, 8–10 pm


Louise Edwards, Lecturer & Researcher – Astronomy Department, Yale University
Today’s Largest Galaxies: Supersonic Winds and Massive Black Holes

Stella Offner , Hubble Fellow – Astronomy Department, Yale University
Our Lonely Sun: Why Does Our Solar System Have Only One Star?

Roy Kilgard , Research Assistant Professor – Astronomy Department, Wesleyan University
Astronomy, Pop Culture, and the End of the World

Click here for free tickets!

Watch the COSMOS finale with us at the Way Station in Brooklyn!

UPDATE: The Way Station has a full day of awesome events!

5 pm: Moving Pictures screens a classic Cosmos episode

7:45 pm: Choirfly bring geek-a-pella to the stage

9 pm sharp: Cosmos finale

10 pm: Nerd karaoke from Kings of Karaoke

Make sure you arrive early so you don’t miss our games, prizes, and special guests!

Astronomy on Tap is hosting a viewing party for the finale of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey on Sunday, June 8 at the Way Station in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Join space cadets Christina Pease and Summer Ash as we celebrate not just the end of the series, but also the beginning of many, many, many re-watchings…

Play Cosmos bingo for awesome prizes, like tickets to the American Museum of Natural History and Neil Tyson’s Trash(TM)!

Sunday, June 8, 8:30 pm

The Way Station
683 Washington Ave
between Prospect and St Marks
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 11238
A to Washington or 2/3 to BK Museum or Q to 7th Ave
B45 to Washington Ave and Prospect Place (stops right in front of bar)

Astro on Tap at the World Science Festival in NYC on May 30

Update: The after party will be at The Half Pint, 76 West 3rd St.

Astronomy on Tap presents Earth and Other Worlds, an evening of science and trivia at the World Science Festival in NYC!  Scientists will showcase real astronomical observations on the Science on a Sphere projection system while you play along with Astro-bingo and challenge NASA Mohawk Guy, aka Bobak Ferdowsi, to a game of “Earth or Mars?”.

The event is free, but tickets are required. Follow AoT on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know if more tickets are released!

Friday, May 30, 7–9 pm

Gould Plaza, NYU

Statia Cook (AMNH)
Our Friendly Neighborhood Giants

Emily Rauscher (Princeton)
Peering into the Atmospheres of Extrasolar Worlds

Caleb Scharf (Columbia)
Life in the Universe

Bobak Ferdowsi (NASA) and DJ Carly Sagan
Earth or Mars? and Mars libs


Announcing Astronomy on Tap: Taipei – May 27, 2014

I started Astronomy on Tap while I was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, but last August I moved to Taiwan for my new job. Emily, Demitri, and the rest of the gang have been doing an amazing job with events in New York City, New Haven, Columbus and more. I’m now a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Academia Sincia in Taipei, Taiwan, and I’m pleased to announce Astronomy on Tap is going international with the start of the Taipei branch. It only seems right to have our first event at On Tap (seriously no joke!) in Taiwan. It can only be destiny! So if you’re in Taipei on May 27th please stop on by, it should be good fun and awesome science.



More details below:


May 27, 2014 7-9pm (On Tap, Taipei)

Because astronomy is always better with beer. Astronomers revealing how they explore the universe at a bar near you! A series of short FREE public science talks (talks will be in English) ranging from black holes to planets by astronomers and planetary scientists at the British pub On Tap. Afterwards there will be a chance to ask questions and talk one-on-one with the speakers.

Astronomy on Tap is FREE. All are welcome. Come have a drink and here about the universe. It should be good fun.

The event will be at the On Tap –  No 21, Alley 11, Lane 216, Zhongxiao East Road, Taipei, Taiwan


We’ll be in the bottom level (take the stairs inside down)

Please RSVP on our Facebook Event Page  or Meetup page, so we have a rough head count for the bar.

Speaker list (Talks will be in English):

Zan Peeters – Origin of Life

Sundar Srinivasan – A Dusty Venture: Who’s Making All That Soot?

Meg Schwamb -Tales from the Outer Solar System

Hau-Yu Liu – TBD

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