Astronomy on Tap ATX #18: April 19 at The North Door

For April we have three awesome talks lined up:

The Future of Telescopes in SPAAAAACE!
The Notorious L.A.E. (aka Dr. Steve Finkelstein) is back to tell us about future space telescopes, including WFIRST.

Witnessing the Birth of Stars Using Heat Vision
Chaos Cloud (aka Rebecca Larson) will discuss her work on stellar birth using infrared observations (including some from the Herschel Space Observatory).

Life From Lifelessness: Terraforming Planets
Biologists Blake Rolland and Eric Cuellar will discuss the best way to terraform planets for human colonization.

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

Tuesday, April 19, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm)

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

Space Drafts 22: Time & Beer at AoT-Tucson, March 30th at the Borderlands Brewing Co.



This month, #SpaceDrafts is with Alex Brummer & Dheeraj Gholla (UA Physics):

The Physics of Beer & A Brief History of Time (-keeping)

Join physicists and brewers, Alex and Dheeraj for an interactive AoT involving specific gravity, falling bubbles, hops, malts, yeasts, rates of reaction, exponential decays, clocks and time-keeping!

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


Wednesday, March 30th, 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!

AoT NYC presents immersive theater & science experience for Women’s History Month, Thursday March 24 at the Way Station in Brooklyn!



AoT NYC returns to the Way Station in Prospect, Heights, Brooklyn with an immersive, interactive theater & science experience in celebration of Women’s History Month! We’ve partnered with Infinite Variety Productions to present scenes from Insignificant, the story of the first female astronomers, written by Sean Michael Welch, along with engaging explanations of the discoveries by the scientists you’ll see on stage.

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7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, March 24

Way Station

683 Washington Ave (between St. Marks & Prospect)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn


Astronomy on Tap DC – March 23

We are thrilled to return to the Wonderland Ballroom (upstairs) for the next installment of Astronomy on Tap DC on Wed. March 23rd!  Our all-star talk line-up:

Colossal Cosmic Collisions: The Spectacular Things That Happen When Galaxies Meet – Antara Basu-Zych (NASA GSFC)

Sniffing Alien Worlds – Daniel Angerhausen (NASA GSFC)

Gravitational Wave Detection: How To Measure Almost Nothing – Jake Slutsky (NASA GSFC)

There will be prize giveaways and Astro on Tap – DC merchandise available for sale! Event is 21+ and begins at 8PM

RSVP here and share with your friends, family, and foes on Facebook

AoTLansing #7 – March 15




After a packed house for our sixth event, we can’t wait to take over the Beer Grotto again in less than two weeks!  Come join us for another awesome night of tasty brews and stellar science.  This event will feature two out of town speakers who will take us on a journey from the first stars to form in our universe to the myriad of ways that stars take on new life after death.  There will be food and drink specials, raffles prizes, and opportunities to chat one-on-one with some of your friendly neighborhood astronomers.

Our featured speakers will be Dr. Katie Auchettl, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Britton Smith, Postdoctoral Research at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh.

Come with questions and a powerful appetite for libations and knowledge!

RSVP on Facebook!

Astronomy on Tap Seattle: March 23rd at Bad Jimmy’s

Our next event in Seattle will be on March 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 will be celebrating our one year anniversary in Seattle with a power-house omnibus presentation bonanza by many of the speakers who have spoken at AoT Seattle over our first year. They will each give lightning talks about new developments their fields since they gave their first talk – these lightning talks will include updates on New Horizon’s visit to Pluto by Brett Morris, circumbinary planet discoveries by Kolby Weisenburger, potential transiting alien megastructures by Rodrigo Luger, and many more! But don’t worry – if you missed their first talk, we’ll bring you up to speed.

We will be selling special commemorative glasses with the new Astronomy on Tap Seattle logo designed by Nell Byler, which you can get with barrel-aged pints of AoT’s favorite “The Big Sipper” Imperial Scotch Ale. Don’t miss our first birthday and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!

Don’t forget to RSVP!

AoTLansing #6 – March 2nd

After getting snowed out last week, AoTLansing will be returning to the Beer Grotto at 7:30pm on Wednesday March 2nd!

You’ve had five chances to check out Astronomy on Tap in Lansing, but you haven’t made it happen yet? Then don’t miss out when we return this month for our sixth event at The Beer Grotto- Lansing! Local astronomers and science enthusiasts will unite again to share pints and ponder the cosmos. Pop in to wet your whistle while learning about the Higgs particle and dark matter as well as the new breakthrough in gravitational wave research. Between talks, make sure to pick the brains of local astronomers and enter in the trivia-based raffle. Stick around to the end to see if our cohort of local experts shine some light on your unanswered questions about the Universe!

Our featured speakers include Dr. Savvas Koushiappas, Professor of Physics at Brown University, and Dr. Laura Chomiuk, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University.

As always, entry is free and participants are encouraged to take advantage of food and drink specials. Come hungry, thirsty, and ready to learn — we can’t wait to see you!