Astronomy on Tap Baltimore + Space Dance: May 23 at the Ottobar


Join us May 23rd at the Ottobar for our inaugural Astronomy on Tap event in Baltimore, where we have teamed up with SPACE DANCE to provide a full night of Astro-tainment

Featuring talks by:  Mars One Finalist, Sonia van Meter, Space Telescope Science Institute’s own Dr. Joel Green (on Future Great Observatories), as well head honcho of Astronomy on Tap NYC and co-creator of the astronomy fashion blog Startorialist, Prof. Emily Rice (on Atmospheres of Alien Worlds)! Stick around afterward to mingle with Astronomers, win some space swag, and show off your dance moves at…

SPACE DANCE: A night of house, nu-disco, pop & more w/ DJ GRIMSBY
Dance while celestial videos play on the big screen!

Astronomy on Tap (8pm-10pm)
Space Dance (10pm-close)
Doors @7, no cover before 10pm, $6 after

Like us on Facebook, and RSVP for the event!

Astronomy on Tap Chile #6: April 28 at The Shamrock

For AoT Chile numero seis, we will be having an evening celebrating 25 years of one of the greatest telescopes ever built – the Hubble Space Telescope.

Our three speakers from the European Southern Observatory will tell us about the telescope’s history (and it wasn’t all plain sailing!), how it vastly improved images of the cosmos and therefore our science, and how staring at one tiny patch of sky went from being the biggest risk to one of the greatest things ever done in astronomy.

All of our games will also be Hubble themed, with super ESO goodies up for grabs!

When: Tuesday 28th April, 20:30

Where: The Shamrock, Providencia

To be kept up-to-date with our goings-on in Santiago, follow us on our Facebook page!

Astronomy on Tap in Rochester, NY on Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m.

Astronomy on Tap is coming to Rochester, New York at the South Wedge location of Boulder Coffee Co.! More info & RSVP here.

ASL interpreter available

Friday, May 15
8 PM




AstroOnTap_ProgramLanding on a Comet
Dr. Jen Connelly (RIT)

Destroying Super Earths
Dr. Leslie Hebb (HWS)

Dusty Donuts Around Supermassive Black Holes
Mr. Billy Vazquez (RIT)

Celestial Sports
Dr. Michael Richmond (RIT)


The next event is tentatively planned  for August 7th.  Check the location’s facebook community page for more info.

Astronomy on Tap Seattle II: April 22nd at Bad Jimmy’s


Our second event in Seattle will be on April 22nd from 7-9 pm and will be presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Bad Jimmy’s who will have ~9 beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

THIS MONTH we’ll begin with beer and two new talks by graduate students Michael Tremmel on “Supermassive Black Holes: Size Matters”, and Russell Deitrick on “AoT Meets GoT: Reasons for the (extreme) Seasons” on the recently classified “Game of Thrones” planet – you’d better believe winter is coming. Then, we’ll play some astrotrivia with (tasty) prizes.

Don’t miss our second event, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!

Please RSVP on our eventbrite page.


Poster by Nell Byler.

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Astronomy on Tap ATX #6: April 21 at Midway Field House

As Astronomy on Tap ATX continues to grow, we’re very excited this month to be moving to a shiny new venue! This month we’ll be at Midway Field House on E Riverside with three fabulous talks:

The Hubble Space Telescope: A Personal History
In celebration of Hubble’s 25th anniversary, we have Secretary Fritz (aka Dr. Fritz Benedict) talking about his history with the most famous telescope.

Crash of the Titans!
All the way from Down Under, Astropixie (aka Dr. Amanda Bauer) will talk about the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies and their inevitable collision.

Are those really alien lighthouses? The Dawn mission and the dwarf planet Ceres
Dr. Comet (aka Dr. Adam McKay) returns to AoTATX to talk about the Dawn space probe, which is currently in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. Are the bright spots it’s observed from aliens on the surface? Probably not, but they’re weird and cool nonetheless.

Midway Field House, 2015 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741

Tuesday April 21st, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)

As always, AoTATX is FREE and open to all ages!

Astronomy on Tap: Denver on April 28 at Deer Pile

We have an exciting announcement: Astronomy on Tap is heading west and up! The first event in Colorado is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at Deer Pile in Denver. We’re coordinating with astronomers from University of Colorado, Boulder, Regis University, and University of Denver to bring you the science & suds, astronomy & alcohol, black holes & booze, galaxies & glow sticks!

Free RSVP!

What & Who:
Where the Wild Things Are
Quyen N. Hart, Ph.D. (Regis University)

Black Holes: Nature’s Beer Goggles
Greg Salvesen (University of Colorado Boulder)

Holy S#!t: Space is BIG

Deer Pile
206 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

Tuesday, April 28
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (MDT)


Apr. 21, 2015: Astronomy on Tap, New Haven, CT

The next Astronomy on Tap in New Haven, CT will take place at 8 PM in the back room of BAR! Our talk line-up for the night:

The Science Behind Interstellar Bhaskar Agarwal (Postdoctoral Associate – Yale Astronomy Department)

Simulated Knowledge: How Astronomers Use Supercomputers as Engines For Discovery Andrew Hearin (Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics Prize Postdoctoral Fellow)

Sizing up Stars Tabetha Boyajian (Postdoctoral Fellow – Yale Astronomy Department)

We will also have prize giveaways and astronomy themed drinks! 21+
RSVP here

Astronomy on Deck returns to the Intrepid Museum on April 24 for Hubble’s 25th Launch Anniversary!

We are very excited to return to the Intrepid Museum on the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope for a night of astronomical merriment!

We’re thrilled to announce that Slow Factory and ShadowplayNYC will be on hand for all your space fashion needs!

Enjoy a series of ten-minute talks about a wide range of space-related topics, all guided by the expert hands of DJ Carly Sagan (who, by day, disguises herself as mild-mannered astrophysicist Dr. Emily Rice) and MC Tycho Brewhaha (aka astrophysics educator Brian Levine). Presentations will take place beneath the space shuttle Enterprise in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, and on the flight deck of Intrepid, beneath the stars. Astronomers will be on hand with their high-powered telescopes, ready to reveal the wonders of the New York sky. There will be trivia, prizes, and copious amounts of fun. Beer and wine will be available to purchase.

This event is free and for ages 21+ only. RSVP required


How do you get to observe with Hubble?
Why I was the Most Hated and Feared Astronomer in the World
Dr. Michael Shara (AMNH)

Hubble’s 3D Universe
Dr. Ivelina Momcheva (Yale)

Seeing Quadruple: Hubble’s Cosmic Lens
Dr. Or Graur (AMNH & NYU)

Hubble Under the Hood
Dr. Jackie Faherty (Carnegie DTM & AMNH)

Shuttles 101
Tom Barry (Intrepid)

Friday, April 24, 2015
7–10 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street