Astronomy on Tap Boston – March 6, 2017

The March Astronomy on Tap Boston event, featuring short astronomy talks and astronomy-themed games with prizes. To be enjoyed over your beverage of choice! Come hear about (and see!) gravitational waves and the largest telescopes with MIT astronomers Carl Rodriguez and Gabor Furesz. Event is free of charge. Must be 21 years or older.

Where: The Phoenix Landing (Cambridge, MA)

When: Monday, March 6, 7h30 – 9h30pm

For more information, see our website.

AoT-Tucson #33: Protecting our Dark Night Skies & From the Dark Ages to Cosmic Dawn

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) we’ll have two great talks that are out of this world!

Protecting our Dark Night Skies & From the Dark Ages to Cosmic Dawn?

John Barentine of the International Dark-Sky Association teaches us what must be done to maintain our dark skies heritage, with a focus on Tucson and Jan Torge-Schindler (University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory) gives us a brief history of astronomy from the Dark Ages to Cosmic Dawn!

Feb 22nd, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ)
Click to RSVP on Facebook ( to help us for logistics! Come hungry!

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


Wednesday, February 22nd, 7.00pm


Please! Thank you!

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

Astronomy on Tap, NYC – 23 Feb 2017 @ The Way Station

Astronomy on Tap NYC returns to The Way Station in Brooklyn on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Back by popular demand, it’s Astro 101! Brush up on your astro basics, this time looking at Life in the Universe. Presenters will talk about what life may lie beyond Earth, as theorized or imagined by scientists and writers. Game starts at 7:30, presentations at 8pm. For more info and to RSVP, visit our Facebook page.
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Astronomy on Tap – Lansing – February 15, 2017

Astronomy on Tap is going to take over the Loft for our February event. As always, there will be two talks, astronomy trivia questions, raffle prizes, and good times! The topics for this event will highlight the zoo of exotic transient and eruptive objects in the universe and Vera Rubin’s discovery of dark matter and why she deserved a Nobel Prize. We’ll be hearing from Tom Finzell, an MSU PhD student, and Dr. Devin Silvia, AoT Lansing’s very own host!

The Loft doesn’t normally serve its own food but there will be pizza for sale by the slice available or you could consider picking something up from Taco 911 (open from 6-9pm) just downstairs! You can also bring in carry out from other locations.

Doors open at 6:30pm! We can’t wait to see you for another awesome night of beer and science — as always, admission is free!

Astronomy on Tap Seattle: Feb 22, 2017 at Peddler Brewing Co.

THIS MONTH Universe Sandbox² creator Dan Dixon** joins us to answer the question “What If You Could Simulate the Universe?” by providing an introductory look at Universe Sandbox ², an accessible space simulator application that allows you to ask fantastical what-if questions and see accurate and realistic results in real-time. It merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and physical interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. In addition, we will hear from UW professor in astronomy and astrobiology Dr. Rory Barnes on “Habitability of Planets in Complicated Systems.”

**Dan Dixon is the creator and director of Universe Sandbox ². Dan began work on the original Universe Sandbox in 2006, and continues to work on the latest version, Universe Sandbox ², with the help of a growing team of talented developers, artists, and scientists.

This month we are excited to again be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large beer garden. Bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! There will be a food truck at the event, but outside food is also 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.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!




Astronomie en Fut MTL #2 : February 28, 2017, 7pm

Le mardi 28 février prochain aura lieu le premier Astronomie en Fut MTL en francais! C’est un rendez-vous au Pub l’Ile Noire, dès 19h00! Nos experts vous parleront d’étoiles, d’exoplanètes ainsi que de l’amas de galaxies Cygnus. Astronomie en fut est une occasion parfaite pour discuter avec nos experts en astrophysique et de finalement avoir les réponses à toutes vos questions! Joignez-vous à nous et jouez à des jeux avec la thématique d’astronomie, nous offrons des prix aux participants!

Entrée gratuite, 18 ans et plus

Next event in English in March! Stay tuned.

Astronomy on Tap Los Angeles: February 13, 2017

Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, February 13th at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA.  At this event, we’ll learn about galaxies and pulsars in talks by Anna Ho: “Pulsars: Spinning Stellar Corpses”, and by Dr. Louis Abramson: “Galaxies are People too!”  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 ATX #28: Feb 21, 2017 @The North Door

This February, we present three exciting talks:

Galaxies and Beer Have Much More in Common than You Think
Distant galaxies and their connection with beer (Cosmic Brewery aka. Dr. Greg Zeimann)

Dancing with the Undead (Stars)
Variability of white dwarfs (Stardust Necromancer aka. Dr. Mike Montgomery)

The Role of Technology in Space and Spy Mission
Featuring hands on demo with real gadgets (Dr. Standoff van de Watt aka. Daniel G. Benes)

AoTATX#28 will be hosted by our Host Binary Stars, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Brandon Bozek)! In addition, AoTATX#28 will feature Astronomy in the News, trivia, and some brand new giveaways. Local artists will also have astronomy related art on display and the 5th Dimension Books community book store will be parked outside. Finally, our own Star Party Queen (Lara Eakins) will have telescopes on hand to look for exciting objects in the night sky (weather permitting)! Join us for a night full of astronomy fun over pints of beer!

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

Tuesday, February 21, 7.30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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

AoT Santa Barbara on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at M8RX


Join us for our one year anniversary special and hear astounding facts about the Universe from Las Cumbres Observatory and UCSB astronomers. Also, Las Cumbres Observatory director, Todd Boroson, will talk about what it takes to run a round-the-world 24/7 observatory to monitor the sky. We will have some VERY special prizes this time! Join our event on Facebook for updated details.


The event is hosted by Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO). This month’s special event will include presentations by Curtis McCully, Sarah Greenstreet, Rachel Street, Charlotte Mason, Andy Howell, Todd Boroson, Nikolaus Volgenau, Etienne Bachelet, Griffin Hosseinzadeh, Tim Lister, Greg Salvesen and Iair (”ya-eer”) Arcavi.


Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, 7:30-9:30p. Doors open 6:30p.


M8RX, 409 State St. Santa Barbara, CA.