AoT State College #3 – June 5th, 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 next event is Monday, June 5th from 5-7pm, where we’ll find out “All About Black Holes”! Penn State professor Mike Eracleous will be giving a general black holes talk, and graduate student Michael Rodruck will talk about the recent LIGO discovery of black hole mergers and gravitational waves. This month, there will be extra time for questions so come curious and ready to ask all your black hole questions! 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 ATX presents GALAXY QUEST: Wed June 7th at 8pm

Astronomy on Tap hosts a screening of the historical document GALAXY QUEST on Wednesday June 7th 2017. The movie will be followed by a discussion of the science by AoTATX co-founder and Host Star Remnant Dr. Rachael Livermore along with three special guests: fellow AoTATX co-founder Dr. Jeffrey Silverman, Dr. Ashley Pagnotta from the American Museum of Natural History, and Moiya McTier from Columbia University.

The screening will be held at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, which features 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: June 12, 2017

Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, June 12th at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA.  At this event, we’ll learn about X-rays and different kinds of black holes in talks by Dr. Marianne Heida: “How Superman Sees the Universe” and by Ron Tso: “Gravity and Holes in the Abyss.”  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 Boston – June 12, 2017

Our June event will take place at a brand new venue: the Bell in Hand Tavern, located in the heart of Boston. This month, our theme is the search for alien life, and will feature talks by MIT astronomer Diana Dragomir and astrochemist Clara Sousa Silva. As usual, we will also have astro news and astronomy-themed games with prizes (including eclipse glasses and AoT Boston beer mugs!). Event is free of charge. Must be 21 years or older.

Where: Bell in Hand Tavern (45-55 Union St, Boston, Massachusetts 02108)

When: June 12, 7h00 – 9h00pm

More details at our website.

AoT Santa Barbara on June 14th, 2017 at M8RX


Join us to hear about Las Cumbres Observatory, what it takes to run a worldwide telescope network, and about the underground hunt for dark matter . We will also cover the latest astronomy in the news, and will have astronomy posters and postcards as well as some of our cool Astronomy on Tap beer glasses for you. 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  Brian Haworth and Eric Saunders, and UCSB postdoc Sally Shaw.


Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, 7:30-9:30p. Doors open 6:30p.


M8RX, 409 State St. Santa Barbara, CA.

Astronomy on Tap – MTL #5, May 30th 2017

Astronomy on Tap MTL #5 is happening on May 30th, 7:30pm, in Montreal (Quebec) at McLean’s Pub. This is a free event sponsored by AstroMcGill and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at McLean’s Pub. We will learn about Dark matter, Dark energy and our Universe in the X-rays. 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!

Open to all ages 18+

Second floor of the McLean’s Pub, doors open at 7:15 PM

Facebook Event PageAstroMcGill page, Institute for Research on Exoplanets

Astronomy on Tap Chicago – May 22, 2017

Join us on May 22 at 7 PM for the May edition of Astronomy on TapChicago! We will have a talk by Dr. Ben Montet (Sagan Fellow at UChicago) and, as always, there will be discussion of exciting astro news, space-themed trivia, prizes, and beer!!
This month’s talk: See How They Shine: Stellar cycles and flares on the sun and other similar stars – Ben Montet
Venue: The Weather Mark Tavern, 1503 Michigan Avenue

Free Admission

Astronomy on Tap DC – May 29, 2017

Astronomy on Tap DC is thrilled to be returning to DC9 on Monday, May 29th for a very special event! The theme of the night will be “Planetary Defense: From Discovery to Impact.”

We will hear talks from Kelly Fast (NASA Headquarters), Lindley Johnson (NASA Headquarters), and Andy Rivkin (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory).

We will have prize giveaways and astronomy trivia where you can win an exclusive Astronomy on Tap DC pint glass! Doors 7:30 PM, talks begin at 8 PM. 21+

AoT-Tucson #36: From Cradle to the Grave!!

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) has got two big disks with big bright glowy things (technical term) in the center!
Except they are really different from each other!

From Cradle to the Grave!! Protoplanets to Supermassive Black Holes!

 First, join Paola Pinnila (Steward Observatory) to learn about The Cradle of Planets: From Cosmic Dust to Planetismals! Then join Stephanie Juneau (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) for a trip to a much more violent and destructive environment – Supermassive Black Holes! The forecast here is Windy & Extremely Hot!

May 24th, 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, May 24th, 7.00pm


Please! Thank you!

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