AoT State College #4 – July 24th 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, July 24th from 5-7pm, where we’ll find hear about some strange and unexpected discoveries in Astronomy! Penn State professor Jason Wright will be giving a talk on the Tabby’s Star and “That Time the Media Told Everyone I Found Aliens”. Graduate student Jacob Luhn will give a preview of next month’s solar eclipse, and post doc Andrew Shannon will talk about the recent “Planet 9” discovery! 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.

Also, like/follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts to stay up to date on upcoming events!

Astronomy On Tap Portsmouth #3 : 30th Aug 2017

Astronomy on Tap – Portsmouth, UK returns with a fun filled evening on Galaxies. Come and join us from 7:15PM on Tuesday 30th August 2017 at the Kings Pub, Albert Road, Southsea. We have talks by two scientists TBC.

Doors open at 7:15PM with the first talk starting at 7:30PM. There will be a quiz with some space-themed prizes to be won, and many real-life astronomers to meet and ask all those burning questions!

This event is for ages 16+ (alcohol only served to 18+) and entry is free. For more information please see/contact our website or Facebook event.

This event is brought to you by Astronomy on Tap, and The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation- University of Portsmouth

Astronomy on Tap Bozeman: August 1, 2017

Join us for our first Astronomy on Tap event in Bozeman, MT! We have Angela Des Jardins talking about the upcoming Solar Eclipse and Nico Yunes presenting on Black Holes, Einstein and Gravitational Waves.

Enjoy a beer at MAP Brewing (MAP Brewing Company, 510 Manley Dr., Bozeman) while learning about astronomy and testing your astro-trivia knowledge. We are starting at 6:00 PM and is open to the public and all ages.

More info at:


Astronomy on Tap Los Angeles: July 31, 2017

Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, July 31st at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA.  At this event, we’ll learn about the Great American Solar Eclipse and the Universe as seen in radio waves in talks by Dr. Tiffany Meshkat: “Total Eclipse of the Sun” and by Dr. Harish Vedantham: “Fantastic Beasts of the Radio Sky.”  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 Seattle: July 26th at Peddler Brewing

HIS MONTH we will be joined by Dr. Meredith Rawls*, who will speak about her research on “Weighing Stars with Starquakes” with a fantastic technique called asteroseismology. We’ll also hear from our venerable co-host Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein** on “An Unbeerlievable Tale”: how atoms come together in stars to make the most glorious structure in the low-redshift Universe: beer.

Please note that this event will begin at *8pm*, since the sun will set late!

This month we are excited to again be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large outdoor beer garden. Arrive early to get good seats, or bring your own 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!


Speaker Bios
*Dr. Meredith Rawls
Meredith Rawls is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. She writes software to prepare for the coming onslaught of data from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and studies weird binary stars. She holds degrees in physics and astronomy from Harvey Mudd College, San Diego State University, and New Mexico State University. When she’s not science-ing or telling people all about it, she plays viola, volunteers at summer camp, and advocates for more equity and less light pollution. She really hopes you go see the solar eclipse with a plan to arrive in the path of totality at least one day ahead of time.

**Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein
Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein is a second-year graduate student in the University of Washington Astronomy department. When he isn’t thinking about beer, Trevor thinks about how massive stars live, evolve, and die, and the spectacular things they do in the process. Recently, Trevor has begun helping to organize Astronomy on Tap SEA, thus merging his love for beer and excitement about astronomy. If he isn’t doing astronomy, he’s probably baking cookies, eating fire, or playing drums in Night Lunch.

Astronomy on Tap – Lansing – July 2017

Astronomy on Tap – Lansing turns two! Come help us celebrate two awesome years of beer and science in Lansing with another great night of astronomy and adult beverages at The Loft! We’ll be hearing from Dr. Benoit Côté about the cosmic origins of the atoms in our bodies and Dr. Arash Bahramian about how telescopes of all types allow us to understand the cosmos. There will also be astronomy trivia, raffle prizes, and local astronomers eager to answer your space-related questions.

Doors will open at 7pm. If you’ll be showing up hungry, check out the food truck that will parked in front of Taps 25, or bring something from one of your favorite Lansing restaurants.

As always, this is a FREE event!

Astronomy on Tap DC: Aug 1, 2017

We are stoked for the next edition of Astronomy on Tap at DC9 Nightclub! We have a fantastic set of talks, prize giveaways, and Astronomy on Tap solar eclipse glasses and pint glasses available for a small donation. We’ll also have telescope viewing on the rooftop bar after the talks, weather permitting.

Our talk line-up for the night:

Shadow on the Sun: The Hype Behind the Solar Eclipse – Stephanie LaMassa (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Cassini’s Grand Finale – Conor Nixon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

20 Years of Roving Mars – Barbara Cohen (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Doors 7:30, Show 8 PM, 21+