Astronomy on Tap – Lansing – November 15th, 2016

In the wake of the election, come unwind with another night of Astronomy on Tap! This month we’ll be learning about the physics of turbulence and how it manifests in astrophysical environments as well as the nature of magnetars, some of the most exotic objects in the universe. Bring your burning astronomy questions for our Q&A session at the end of the night and test out your astronomy trivia skills for a chance to win one of our awesome raffle prizes — word on the street is that solar system glass set might be making a reappearance! While you explore the science behind the cosmos make sure you’ve got a beer in hand by taking advantage of the exclusive drink specials.

Our featured speakers for this event include Dr. Adam Jacobs and Dr. Philipp Grete, two postdoctoral research associates in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State.

The event will take place at the Beer Grotto at 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 15th.

Astronomy on Tap Los Angeles #8: November 21, 2016

Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, November 21st at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA.  At this event, we’ll learn about life in the universe and black holes with talks by Dr. Ricky Nilsson: “Astrobiology: From Molecules to Space Robots” and by Hannalore Gerling-Dunsmore: “Black Hole Jeopardy”.  In addition, we will host an astronomically-themed quiz with great space-related prizes for our winners.  Come with your science questions, as there will be many world-renowned astronomers to mingle with between talks!  In addition, Der Wolfskopf features a special Astronomy on Tap Happy Hour for discount prices on beer and food throughout our event.

The event is free and open to all ages 21+.  Doors open at 4:00PM.  For more information about our events and affiliated lecture+stargazing series, see our website.

Astronomy on Tap Seattle: Nov 16th at Peddler Brewing Co

THIS MONTH will feature our next installment of Cosmos on Tap, where we air an episode of the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series with Professor Carl Sagan. Episode 5 “Blues for a Red Planet” is all about the planet Mars. We will have trivia and bingo based on the episode, and short talks by local astronomers with updates to fill you in on the new discoveries since the episode first aired in 1980.

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 21st event in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Peddler Brewing Company, who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

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