Astronomy on Tap ATX #34: July 18, 2017

This May, we present three exciting talks:

Solar Eclipse Across America
(Silver SFR aka. Dr. Keely Finkelstein)

Adaptive Optics: How Secret Military Tech was Reverse Engineered for SCIENCE
What’s adaptive optics, and how does it help us understand the universe? (Ultracool Tool aka. Dr. Trent Dupuy)

The Story of Young Planets
(Dr. Andrew Mann)

AoTATX34 will be hosted by our Host Binary Stars, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Brandon Bozek)! In addition, AoTATX34 will feature Astronomy in the News, trivia, and brand new AoTATX magnets. Finally, we 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!

Where?
The North Door (502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, Entrance at the back)

When?
Tuesday, July 18, 7:30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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

AoT-CU July 2017: The Night Sky

AoT-CU: The Night Sky with Jim Kaler – July 20, 2017

At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be taking a tour of the wonders of the night sky with Dr. Jim Kaler, Professor Emeritus in the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy.  Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, July 20 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 astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

Astronomy on Tap San Francisco: July 25th

Is San Francisco ready for another night of space spectaularness? Astronomy on Tap San Francisco is back for the summer, and it’s one you won’t want to miss! Come to DNA Lounge on Tuesday, July 25th for another night of talks from local scientists, Astronomy in the News, trivia and prizes! We’ll also be telling you everything you need to know for this summer’s upcoming solar eclipse, and handing out free eclipse glasses! Doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7:30. For updates, follow our twitter and our event on facebook! Remember, space is always better with beer!

AoT ATX presents STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN: Thurs July 27 2017 at 7pm

On Thursday July 27th 2017, Astronomy on Tap hosts a screening of (perhaps) the greatest ever Star Trek movie: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN. As well as shouting KHAAAAAAAAAAN along with William Shatner, we’ll follow up the movie with a presentation by AoT ATX co-founder and Host Star Remnant Dr. Rachael Livermore on the science in the movie. (Yes, there’s science in this 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!

AoT Leiden, Monday July 31 @ Grand Café de Burcht

Our next edition will take place on Monday 31 July at 20h in Grand Cafe De Burcht (Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS Leiden). Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! This edition is titled “Space Brewery“! The event will feature two professional astronomer speakers as well as games and quizzes:

– Pablo Castellanos Nash performs laboratory experiments and simulations on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons – a family of large molecules observed all over the universe. These molecules carry a large amount of all the carbon in the universe, the same carbon that is the basis of life on Earth. In this talk he will tell us about the first molecules detected in space and the history of the development of laboratories that help the astronomers understand their observations.

– Kirstin Doney studies molecules that are very relevant for astrophysics, like acetylene (which is a common flame/welding chemical). In her studies she also predicts which other molecules could form and live in space, such studies aim to help astronomers detect new molecules. In this talk, she will give an overview of current laboratory work in determining how “complex” molecules, like the ones needed to make beer, are believed to be formed in space.

– 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 July 12th, 2017 at M8RX

What:

Join us to hear about dark energy and the science of Star Trek. 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.

Who:

The event is hosted by Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO). This month’s speakers are AoT Austin founders Rachael Livermore and Jeff Silverman.

When:

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017, 7:30-9:30p. Doors open 6:30p.

Where:

M8RX, 409 State St. Santa Barbara, CA.

Astronomy on Tap Los Angeles: July 3, 2017

Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, July 3rd at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA.  At this event, we’ll learn about our supermassive black holes and weird planets in talks by Elena Murchikova: “The Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy” and by Dr. Erik Petigura: “Is Our Solar System Weird?”  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 Oslo Premiere: Monday July 3, 2017

The first ever Astronomy on Tap in Oslo will take place Monday July 3 at Cafe Sør. This free event will feature talks about the search for alien life, the weirdness of time and space, and how our Universe makes no frakking sense. Plus, games and quizzes with awesome space prizes!

Join us at 19:00 at Cafe Sør (Torggata 11) on Monday, July 3. The first talk starts at 19:30.

For more info, follow us on facebook and twitter.

AoT ATX presents APOLLO 13: June 27th 2017 at 7pm

Astronomy on Tap hosts a screening of the highly acclaimed movie APOLLO 13 on Tuesday June 27th 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 (yes, it might be based on a true story, but there’s still some bad science!).

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!

AoT-Tucson #38: Solar Eclipse and Pluto @ Borderlands Brewing Co. July 12

Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap, #SpaceDrafts, presents its 38th edition this July:

Citizen CATE and the 2017 Solar Eclipse
&
Images of Pluto 

Join astronomers Dr. Matt Penn (National Solar Observatory) and Dr. Tod Lauer (National Optical Astronomy Observatory), as they talk to us about cool stuff in preparation for the solar eclipse happening this August and about the awesome shots of Pluto from the New Horizons space mission.  

July 12, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ)
Click on RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/145229209372492) to help us with logistics!

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

When?
Wednesday, July 12, 7.00pm

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