THIS MONTH we will hear talks on the theme “real-life space oddities”, spanning a handful of the most mysterious astronomical objects ever seen or theorized. New UW Professor of Astronomy Emily Levesque will discuss her research on “The Weirdest Stars in the Universe”, and UW graduate student John Ruan will talk about the discovery of black hole echoes in a talk titled, “Citizen Discovers Strange Black Hole Echoes: The Science Behind Hanny’s Voorwerp.”
This month is the second month at our new home at Hilliard’s Beer! In this much larger space, we hope to continue to grow. So invite all your friends and remember to bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! Outside food welcome.
Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.
Originally founded in NYC, this is our 14th month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Hilliard’s Beer who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.