AoT-CU: Exoplanets with Allycia Gariepy – May 18, 2017

At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be talking about exoplanets: worlds around other suns.  Our host, Allycia Gariepy from the University of Illinois Physics department, will lead a discussion about what we know about these planets and how astronomers have begun to discover them by the thousands. Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, May 18 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


AoTNYC: Towel Day – May 25th, 2017

Opening the good book, we turn to a passage proclaiming…  ahem…  “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

Join NYC Astronomy on Tap on Thursday, May 25th for FREE at the Way Station as we celebrate Towel Day and Douglas Adams’ classic series, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!  It’s all about Infinite Improbability Drives, whales and petunias, dolphins, and much more!

DON’T PANIC!  But please, RSVP on our Facebook page to stay up to date on speakers and other info.  7:30 quiz starts, 8pm talks start.

Astronomy on Tap ATX #31: May 16, 2017

This May, we present three exciting talks:

Ice in the Martian Utopia Region
(Martian Ice Queen aka. Cassie Stuurman)

Dusty Galaxies viewed from Radio Eyes
Why some galaxies are dusty and how do we study them? (Dr. Chao-Ling Hung)

The History of the original Hubble Deep Field
(Dr. Mark Dickinson)

AoTATX31 will be hosted by our Host Binary Stars, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Brandon Bozek)! In addition, AoTATX31 will feature Astronomy in the News, trivia, and some brand new giveaways.  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, May 16, 7:30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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

AoT State College #2 – May 15th, 2017

Held at Happy Valley Brewing Company, our events are free and open to all ages. Come join us for talks from local astronomers that are accessible to the public while enjoying a nice beer and good food!

Our second event is Monday, May 15th from 5-7pm, where we’ll explore the timeline of the universe from local Penn State speakers. Professor Sarah Shandera and graduate students Henry Gebhardt and Evan Bray will walk us through The Life and Death of the Universe, starting with the Big Bang and continuing through present day and the eventual end of the universe! As always, trivia and prizes will take place between talks!

The first talk starts at 5:30, but come at 5 for a good seat and to take advantage of the 4-6pm happy hour.

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AoT Leiden, Monday May 29 @ Grand Café de Burcht

The third edition of Astronomy on Tap Leiden will take place on Monday 29 May at 20h in Grand Cafe De Burcht. Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! This edition is about simulating the universe! The event will feature two professional astronomer speakers as well as games and quizzes:

– Grad student Francisca Concha Ramirez uses astronomical simulations to study how unique (or not!) our Solar System is. She will tell us how we can make simulations of astronomical events, and how we can use simulations together with observations to get a better idea of what’s going on in the Universe.

– Professor Simon Portegies Zwart uses Supercomputers to better understand the universe: ‘you can’t do research on the Universe in the laboratory, but you can have black holes collide with each other in a super computer.’ He will talk about how astronomers develop tools to use Supercomputers to their advantage when simulating the Universe.

– 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!

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AoT Santa Barbara on May 10th, 2017 at M8RX


Join us to hear asteroids and undead galaxies. 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 LCO staff scientist Tim Lister and UCSC professor Kevin Bundy.


Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, 7:30-9:30p. Doors open 6:30p.


M8RX, 409 State St. Santa Barbara, CA.

Astronomy on Tap ATX presents THE MARTIAN: Wed May 17th 2017 at 7pm

Astronomy on Tap hosts a screening of the highly acclaimed movie THE MARTIAN on Wednesday May 17th 2017. The movie will be followed by a presentation by AoTATX co-founder and Host Star Remnant Dr. Rachael Livermore on the science (good and bad) in the movie.

The screening will be held at the brand new Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, which features new reclining seats and a full bar and restaurant with service to your seat during the movie.

Tickets for this event cost $11.64 and are available through the Alamo Drafthouse website. These events have reserved seating and space is limited, but if you are unable to attend in person you can catch the post-movie talks on the AoTATX YouTube channel!

Astronomy on Tap Los Angeles: May 15, 2017

Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, May 15th at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA.  At this event, we’ll learn about black holes and the newly discovered exoplanet system TRAPPIST-1 in talks by Dr. Leo Stein: “The Truth About Black Holes” and by Dr. Courtney Dressing: “A Pub Crawl through the TRAPPIST-1 System.”  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.

Astronomie en Fut – MTL #4, April 25th, 2017

On April 25th, Montreal city in Quebec, Canada, will have its fourth Astronomy on Tap, a free event sponsored by AstroMcGill and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at the Pub l’ile Noire. We will learn about our the distance scale of the Universe, the habitability of the TRAPPIST-1 planets and the beginning of the Universe. 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!

Cet évènement AoT sera en français !

Open to all ages 18+

Astronomy on Tap Boston – April 17, 2017

The April Astronomy on Tap Boston event, featuring short astronomy talks, news and astronomy-themed games with prizes. This month, WIT professor Ben Placek brings us the dark (and bright!) side of exoplanets, and MIT astronomers Paul Torrey shows us the Universe in a box. Our April event is also part of the Cambridge Science Festival. Event is free of charge. Must be 21 years or older.

Where: The Phoenix Landing (Cambridge, MA)

When: Monday, April 17, 7h30 – 9h30pm

For more information, see our website.