Cosmos Episode 11 at Videology in Williamsburg, Thursday October 22 at 9:30 pm

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Our next installment of our COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey screening at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is Thursday, October 22 at 9:30 pm!

Even if you devoured the series last spring, we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this before! Interact with the cosmos live with the lovable, irreverent scientists from Astronomy on Tap. Never content to let Neil Tyson have all the glory, we’ll share what we would have done differently (Drunk Astronomy, anyone?), reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology has a full bar with wine, draft and bottled beer, and a cocktail menu plus classic movie theater food like popcorn, nachos, pretzels, and hot dogs. In addition to special guest scientists for each episode we’ll have games, prizes, and astro-tainment!

Episode 3 is The Immortals. We’ll be joined by returning special guest Dr. Mark Siddall aka “The Leech Guy” a curator of Invertebrate Zoology, and professor in the graduate school at the American Museum of Natural History. His career has been devoted to uncovering biodiversity and evolutionary history of parasitism (video).

RSVP here. Seating is limited so arrive early!

9:30 – 11 pm
Thursday, October 22


308 Bedford Ave (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

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

Astronomy on Tap – Lansing #3 – October 20th at the Beer Grotto

Mars attacks the Beer Grotto!


Get ready for round three of Astronomy on Tap at The Beer Grotto- Lansing! For our third event, we will take you on a journey to everyone’s favorite red planet, Mars. While sipping on a delicious craft beverage, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history of the scientific discoveries proving that water exists on the fourth rock from the sun and what that tells us about it’s past and present. We’ll also take you through the science of the new hit movie, “The Martian”, and highlight the real steps that NASA is taking in order to prepare for a future trip to our dusty red neighbor. Attendees will have the chance to win a handful of Mars-themed Astronomy on Tap raffle prizes and pick the brains of local astronomers.

The featured speakers for the event are MSU PhD students Rachel Salmon and Austin Edmister, and Astronomy on Tap’s very own Dr. Devin Silvia, NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow.

There will also be drinks specials for participants!


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, October 20, 2015 – 7:30pm


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


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Follow the Rainbow at Astronomy on Tap – Tucson, AZ, Oct. 21st at the Borderlands Brewing Co.

This month, #SpaceDrafts is with Dr. Theodora Karalidi (Steward Observatory):

Rainbows on Exoplanets: Searching for Signs of Clouds and Life on Other Worlds
The holy grail in the study of exoplanets is to find something like Earth – similar in size, and in the habitable zone, and featuring liquid water. Theodora Karalidi looks for liquid water by looking for the same signal they produce in the atmosphere of our planets.


And rainbows.

Come talk to her about her work, and answer her tricky questions for a shot at cool prizes – we’ll have telescopes setup outside at sunset if it is clear!


The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


Wednesday, October 21, 7.00pm (Stargazing starts at Sunset)

Please. Thank you!

As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

Astronomy on Tap DC – Oct. 28th

The inaugural Astronomy on Tap – DC series will commence Wednesday, Oct 28th at The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St NW, Washington DC), beginning at 8PM! Our talk line-up for the night:

Blasts from the Past: Ancient Supernovae in the Modern Age of Astronomy – Brian Williams (NASA GSFC)

The Origin of Stardust – Martha Boyer (NASA GSFC)

Computational Astronomy: Destroying Virtual Asteroids for Fun and Profit –  Erika Nesvold (Carnegie Institution for Science)

We will also have prize giveaways! 21+

RSVP here

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Astronomy on Tap ATX #12: October 20 at The North Door

We’re at The North Door again on the third Tuesday of the month with 3 awesome talks:

People Powered Research: Stories From the Zooniverse
Windy City Astro (aka Dr. Laura Trouille from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago) will talk to us about how each one of you can get involved in cutting edge astronomy research from the comfort of your own home.

I Come From An Observatory Down Under
Dr. Destructo (aka Dr. Brad Tucker from the Australian National University in Canberra) will describe some of the AUSome astronomy he does Down Under (like searching for exploding stars, palling around with kangaroos, and winemaking!).

Tales From the Outer Solar System
The founder of Astronomy on Tap, OGAoT (aka Dr. Meg Schwamb from the Academia Sinica in Taipei) will tell us about Pluto and his brethren in the Kuiper Belt at the edge of the Solar System.


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

Tuesday, October 20, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)

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

Astronomy on Tap Seattle VIII: October 28th at Bad Jimmy’s

Our eighth event in Seattle will be on October 28th 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 AoT Austin organizer and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin Dr. Rachael Livermore on “The First Galaxies, Revealed by Einstein’s Telescopes.”  Our second talk will be by University of Washington graduate student Eddie Schwieterman on “Life-signs and Biosignatures: How will we find life beyond the Solar System?” Then, we’ll play some (spooky) astrotrivia with prizes!

Don’t miss our eighth 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.