COSMOS episode 9: The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth, 9:30 pm on Thursday, August 27 at Videology

Join us at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for Episode 9: Lost Worlds of Planet Earth! RSVP here.

Of course you devoured COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey: last spring, but we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this before! On Thursday, July 30th, interact with the cosmos live with the lovable, irreverent scientists & educators 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. We’ll have music, games, very special prizes, and astro-tainment radiated by DJ Carly Sagan, MC Tycho Brew-Ha-Ha, and Brooklyn’s Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer!

This Month’s Episode: The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth

This Month’s Guest: Kara Dennis, a research assistant in the Core Repository at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, part of Columbia University. The Core Repository has one of the largest academic collections of material from the sea floor, which plays a huge role in the study of Earth’s climate history. Kara earned an M.S. degree in paleooceanography, and the main function of her job is to provide scientists with samples and data from the repository to support their research.

RSVP here. Seating is limited so arrive early!

9:30 – 11 pm
Thursday, July 30


308 Bedford Ave (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

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

Image via LDEO

Astronomy on Tap – Lansing #2: September 1st at the Beer Grotto

Owing to the amazing turn out at our first ever Astronomy on Tap at the Beer Grotto in Lansing, we’ll be having our second event on Tuesday, September 1st at 7:30pm.  Our second event will include two great talks by Abrams Planetarium Director Dr. Shannon Schmoll and MSU Professor Dr. Sean Couch.  Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the diverse astronomy going on in Chile and the energetic nature of explosions in space!

We’ll also have drink specials on the following featured beers from Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale, prepared specially for AoTLansing!

  • Cascadian Galaxy IPA: American and Australian hops meet up for our stellar IPA.
  • Cerveza de la Luna: An easy drinking lager inspired by the German-influenced Mexican tradition of brewing and our partner in orbit, the Moon!
  • Marz Lander: A smooth and malty Marzen (Oktoberfest) style beer to celebrate the Red Planet.

As with our last event, we’re expecting a big crowd to make sure to come a bit early to snag a good seat!



The Beer Grotto – Lansing, 500 E Michigan Ave #100, Lansing, MI 48912

(Note: you can park in the parking lot on the south side of the Stadium District building — just tell anyone who asks that you’re there for an event at the Beer Grotto)


Tuesday September 1st, 7:30pm


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Remember, AoTLansing is a free event you, just have to pay for your beers!

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Astronomy on Tap ATX #10: August 18 at The North Door

We’re at The North Door again, back on our usual day of the third Tuesday of the month, on a special day of the month, with 3 awesome talks:

The Sun, Fusion, and Nuclear Warfare
Fun With Chem (aka Dr. Kate Biberdorf) will talk about how the Sun (and nuclear bombs) produce energy, and will also have some live (fire-based) demos.

Dinosaur Death From Space
Dr. Dinosaur Feathers (aka Dr. Julia Clarke) will talk about the big ol’ space rock that was the end of the dinosaurs.

Hunting the Heffalump: An Introduction to Dark Energy
Queen of the Lab (aka Dr. Sarah Tuttle) will talk about the mysterious dark energy that pervades our Universe.

The North Door, 502 Brushy St., Austin, TX 78702

Tuesday, August 18, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)

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