Astronomy on Tap – MTL, March 28th 2017

On March 28th at 7:30 PM, Montreal city in Quebec, Canada, will have it’s third Astronomy on Tap free event sponsored by AstroMcGill and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at McLean’s Pub. We will learn about our planet hunting, early universe astronomy from the south pole, and the mysterious Fast Radio Bursts. Join us and play some astronomy-themed games with prizes for the winners! Many astronomers will be presents, come discuss with us and do not hesitate to come with your science questions! En avril, l’évènement AoT sera en français !

Open to all ages 18+

Second floor of the McLean’s Pub, doors open at 7 PM

Facebook Event PageAstroMcGill page, Institute for Research on Exoplanets

AoT-CU: Black Holes with Charles Gammie – March 16

What is a black hole?  If they don’t shine, how do we know they’re there?  At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap Prof. Charles Gammie from the University of Illinois Astronomy and Physics departments will lead a discussion of these mysterious objects.  Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, March 16 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL.

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on

AoT Colorado on Thursday March 16, 2017 at Twisted Pine Brewing

This month at AoT: Colorado , join us at Twisted Pine Brewing on Thursday March 16 from 7-9 PM! We will have presentations from Than Putzig: 3D Radar Imaging of the Polar Ice Caps on Mars, Ann-Marie Madigan: What if the Sun Turned into a Black Hole?, and Kelsi Singer: Pluto’s Geologic Wonderlands. We look forward to seeing you there!

AoT Santa Barbara on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at M8RX


Join us to hear about double stars and how they may have ended the cosmic dark ages, and the upcoming American full solar eclipse. We will also cover the latest astronomy in the news, and give away astronomy posters and postcards as well as some of our cool Astronomy on Tap beer glasses. Join our event on Facebook for up to date details.


The event is hosted by Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO). This month’s speakers are graduate student Ylva Gotberg from the University of Amsterdam, and LCO staff member and UCSB professor Andy Howell.


Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, 7:30-9:30p. Doors open 6:30p.


M8RX, 409 State St. Santa Barbara, CA.


Astronomy on Tap ATX #29: Mar 21, 2017

This March, we present three exciting talks:

Dwarf Satellites of the Local Group
The small neighbors of our Milky Way (Andreia Carrillo)

Enceladus, Titan, and Astrobiology
What we can learn about astrobiology from Saturn’s moons (Danny Krolikowski)

Uncovering Stellar Fossils with Galactic Archaeology
The history of galaxies learned from stars (Director of Dark Matter aka. Prof. Mike Boylan-Kolchin)

AoTATX29 will be hosted by our Host Binary Stars, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Brandon Bozek)! In addition, AoTATX29 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, Melissa Morris from UT Astronomy 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 (502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, Entrance at the back)

Tuesday, March 21, 7:30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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

AoT Leiden Launches on Monday, 27 March 2017

Our first Leiden edition will take place on Monday, 27 March at 20th in Grand Cafe De Burcht from 8-10 PM. Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! Inspired by the recent discovery of the Trappist-1 planets, the theme for our first event is “Extrasolar planets”! The event will feature:

– Dr. Christian Ginski is an expert on imaging of extrasolar planets using large telescopes around the world. He’ll tell us more about photographing extrasolar planets!

– Professor Matthew Kenworthy’s research interests include exoplanets and ring systems. He’ll talk about how to find planets like those recently discovered around Trappist-1!

– In between the talks, there will be fun astronomical games and quizzes! Use this opportunity to improve your astronomical knowledge or just show off to your friends!

Facebook event

Astronomy on Tap is organized by professional astronomers connected to Leiden Observatory. All events are in (simple!) English and take place at De Burcht on the last Monday of the month – free of charge. We welcome all ages and backgrounds – a passion for beer and/or astronomy is a bonus!

Astronomy on Tap DC – March 28

Join us for the next Astronomy on Tap DC at DC9 Nightclub on Tuesday, March 28th! We’ll have a fantastic series of talks, games, and limited-edition Astronomy on Tap DC pint glasses available for a small donation. Talk line-up for the night:

HERA XI: The Amazing Asteroid Analog Adventure – Kyle Foster

WTF Is Up with the Universe? – Bridget Falck

Leagues Below the Turbulent Atmosphere: Adaptive Goggles for Acre-Scale Eyes  – Brian Hicks

Doors at 7:00, Talks begin at 7:30. 21+

Stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook for updates!

AoT Albuquerque #1

Join us for the FIRST EVER Astronomy on Tap in ABQ. Our inaugural event will focus on astronomy in New Mexico featuring local astronomers Dr. Rick Perley, and John Briggs and visiting astronomer Dr. Minnie Mao! Come and find out why our state is a great place to do astronomy! This is a free, family-friendly event! Trivia, prizes and local speakers from our science community. We will be at Canteen Brewhouse at 2381 Aztec Rd NE on Monday March 20th.

AoT-Tucson #34: Galactic Awesomeness!

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) is out of this Galaxy!

Galaxy Special: Supercomputers & Space Telescopes!!

Soon to be Dr. and Hubble Fellow, and one of our very own MCs, Evan Schneider is using really big supercomputers to make really big galaxies! Then join upcoming grad, Ryan Endsley, who is working on how to use the JWST to find some of the earliest ones ever created! Come join two of the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory’s finest grads and have a pint (or more!) while you compare theory with observations at the 34th edition of #SpaceDrafts!

Mar 15nd, 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, March 15, 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 – 30 March 2017 @ The Way Station

Astronomy on Tap NYC presents: Political “Science!” Join us as we dig into the science profession, looking behind the scenes at how it works, and some of what’s in the news. By the end of the night you’ll know some vocabulary and have a better understanding of science as a profession.

Our presenters include:
• Kostas Tsigaridis (Columbia/NASA GISS), “Artist’s Impression: The Science Behind a Press Release.”
• Sindy Escobar Alvarez (Doris Duke Foundation), on how science is funded
• Sara Camnasio (NYU), on visas and traveling for science.
• Summer Ash (Columbia), “Five Science Refugees who Aren’t Einstein.”

Hosted by:
• Brian Levine aka MC Tycho Brewhaha
• Irene Pease aka the Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer

Join us at the Way Station! The game starts at 7:30pm, and happy hour runs until the talks start at 8pm. Prizes at 10pm.

RSVP on our Facebook page.