AoT Santa Barbara July Event


Join us to hear about stellar dust and the journey of a photon across the Universe. We will also cover the latest astronomy in the news, and give away some of our cool Astronomy on Tap beer glasses. Join our event on Facebook for updated details.


The event is hosted by Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT). This month’s speakers are Haley Gomez (Professor at Cardiff University) and Edward Gomez (Director of Education Activities at LCOGT).


Wednesday, July 27th, 2016, 7:30-9:00p. Doors open 6:30p.


M8RX (formerly Blind Tiger), 409 State St. Santa Barbara, CA.

Astronomy on Tap ATX#21: July 19 @The North Door

***We are back to The North Door! We also have make some changes to provide a better capacity and bar accessibility. The entrance will be back at The North Door, and a second bar will open starting from 6 pm! Look around for Space Cadets and The North Door staff when you arrive.***

In July, we will have a Solar system lineup from:

History of the Solar System and Planet Nine, Part I (of one)
The history of our Solar system and the mysterious Planet Nine by Dr. Comet (Dr. Adam McKay).

The Moon Landing Was Faked…or Was It?
The history of Moon landings by Spencer Martin.

When Astronauts are Your Installers
Installing instruments on Hubble Space Telescope with the help of astronauts by Cynthia Froning.

AoTATX#21 will be the first events hosted by our newly born Host Stars duo, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Brandon Bozek)! Please join us to give them a warmest welcome and be amazed by our Solar system.

The North Door (501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, Entrance at the back)

Tuesday, July 19, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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

Astronomy on Tap Los Angeles #2: July 25, 2016

After our successful debut of Astronomy on Tap in Los Angeles last month with 70 attendees, we are ready to raise the bar in July.  Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, July 25th at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA.  We’ll feature talks by Dr. Rahul Patel: “Jupiter: Exposed” touching on the recent Juno spacecraft orbit around Jupiter, and Dr. Rachael Beaton: “The First Beer Came from Space” regarding the extraterrestrial origins of our favorite beverage.  In addition, we will host an astronomically-themed quiz with great space-related prizes for our winners.  We’ll also have a panel Q&A with the many astronomers present, so bring all of your science related questions to stump our experts!

The event is free and open to all ages 21+.  Doors open at 7PM.  For more information about our events and affiliated lecture+stargazing series, see our website.


The Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents “The Planets” while Space Drafts brings you “The Score, Stories and Science of The Planets”

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will be performing Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” October 21 & 23 at Tucson Music Hall!
Space Drafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) will be coordinating our October lecture with this fabulous program!

Come hear about
“The Score, Stories and Science of The Planets”
to learn about the music, mythology and missions to the worlds of our solar system!

Discounted tickets for Space Drafts attendees are available here from today:
(Or you can use the QR code in the poster. The promo code is “spacedrafts”)

We’ll also be on-site at the Tucson Music Hall after both shows!


Space Drafts 26: JWST Special at AoT-Tucson, July 6th at the Borderlands Brewing Co.

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap), we will have two excellent early-career scientists whose blood, sweat and tears have gone into our next-generation space telescope:

Drs. Stacey Alberts and Jonathan Fraine (Steward Observatory)
To Boldly Look Where No One Has Looked Before: The Science of James Webb Space Telescope

JWST is a massive endeavor and scientists at the University of Arizona have played a key role in creating the instrument suite.
Come hear from Stacey and Jonathan who have been directly and extensively involved in the testing program.
Learn about the big, shiny, new space telescope, how they survived snowpocalypse, and what new science they are going to be doing with it from galaxies to exoplanets and beyond!

As always, we’ll have telescopes setup outside if it’s clear, and there will be hot pizza and cold beer. July 6th, 7pm at Borderlands Brewing Company! RSVP!



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


Wednesday, July 6th, 7.00pm (Stargazing starts at Sunset if the Arizona monsoon cooperates with us)

Please. Thank you!

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

Astronomy on Tap DC – July 27th

We are excited to be returning to The Wonderland Ballroom (upstairs) on Wednesday, July 27th for the next DC installment of Astronomy on Tap! Our talk line-up for the night:

Going Rogue:  Planets Without Parent Stars in the Milky Way – Jackie Faherty (Carnegie Institution for Science)

Spying on the Wandering Jupiter with NASA’s Juno Mission – George Clark (JHU APL)

Hitchhiking the X-ray Sky: What X-ray Light Reveals About Black Holes, the Universe, and Everything – Dan Wik (NASA GSFC)

Doors at 7:30, talks at 8:00. 21+

We will have prize giveaways and exclusive AoTDC merchandise available for a small donation. RSVP at eventbrite.