On October 15th the Way Station will host our first ever event for Ada Lovelace Day! Founded in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson, Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the achievements on women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read more about Ada here. We’ll also have our signature games, prizes, and astro-tainment by DJ Carly Sagan & MC Tycho Brewhaha!
RSVP on Facebook!
What & Who:
The Discovery of Little Green Men
Catherine Garland (Uncommon Charter High School)
Shallow Waters of STEM
Federica Bianco (NYU)
Renee Hlozek (Princeton/Toronto)
Maia Weinstock (MIT)
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, October 15
683 Washington Ave (between St. Marks & Prospect)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Our seventh event in Seattle will be on September 23rd from 7-9 pm and will again 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. The first is by University of Washington graduate student Phoebe Upton Sanderbeck on “Taking the Temperature of the Universe”, and our second talk will be by Dr. Breanna Binder on “Sibling Rivalry in Massive Stars.” Then, we’ll play some astrotrivia with prizes!
Don’t miss our seventh 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.
We’re at The North Door again on the third Tuesday of the month with 3 awesome talks:
News From McDonald Observatory
Our glorious supreme leader Director Taft (aka Dr. Taft Armandroff) will bring us some behind-the-scenes stories from McDonald and Keck Observatories, of which is he is current and former director, respectively.
Kepler and the Formation of Solar Systems
Captain AO (aka Dr. Adam Kraus) will talk about the Kepler spacecraft and the new and exciting field of searching for planets around other stars.
Amateur Backyard Astronomy
MC Squared (aka Dawn Davies) will talk about how to do astronomy in your own backyard.
The North Door, 502 Brushy St., Austin, TX 78702
Tuesday, September 15, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)
As always, AoTATX is FREE and open to all ages!