AoT ATX presents: STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT: Thurs Aug 31 2017

On Thursday August 31st 2017, Astronomy on Tap celebrates the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a screening of STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, followed by a presentation by AoT ATX co-founder and Host Star Remnant Dr. Rachael Livermore on the science 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 will be 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 ATX presents 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY: Wed Aug 16 2017

On Wednesday August 16th 2017, Astronomy on Tap hosts a screening of the science fiction classic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, followed by a presentation by AoT ATX co-founder and Host Star Remnant Dr. Rachael Livermore on the science 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 will be 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-CU: Eclipse with Leslie Looney – August 17, 2017

At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be talking about the August 21 Eclipse, the first total solar eclipse over the mainland U.S. in almost 40 years.  We’ll talk about what’s happening and how to watch it safely with Professor Leslie Looney from the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy.  Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, August 17 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 ATX #35: August 15, 2017

This August, AoTATX35 brings you exciting talks about extragalactic jets, gravitational lensing, and more. Briana Indahl will talk about how she uses McDonald Observatory to study jets from other galaxies; MC high-z (Dr. Racheal Livermore) will talk about gravitational lensing, and why it’s awesome. More detail will be announced soon. Stay tune, and follow us on facebook and twitter.

 

AoTATX35 will be hosted by our Host Binary Stars, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Brandon Bozek)! In addition, AoTATX35 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, August 15, 7:30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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

AoT Leiden, Monday August 28 @ Grand Café de Burcht

Our next edition will take place on Monday 28 August 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 “Drink up!“. The event will feature two professional astronomer speakers as well as games and quizzes:

– Christian Eistrup is from Denmark, where he studied exoplanets and how to find them for his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Copenhagen, before coming to Leiden to do his PhD. Now, his focus is understanding how molecules interact with each other in space, and which molecules go into forming planets: what are planets made of? In his talk he will tell us about water in space, and how we think it came to Earth.

– Merel van ‘t Hoff is Dutch, studied Life Science & Technology and Astronomy in Leiden, and is currently doing her PhD here. In her research she studies the material around very young stars from which planets will form. We can use this knowledge to better understand the formation of our own Earth (why do we have water?!) and the chances of finding planets like Earths around other stars. In her talk she will tell us how we can detect water in other planets.

– 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 NYC: The Eclipse! Aug 9, 2017

Will you be watching the solar eclipse on August 21st?  Whether you’re watching totality, or elsewhere (like here in NYC where we’ll still get about 70% coverage), the continental US will be under the shadow of the Moon!  Join us at the Way Station in Prospect Height, Brooklyn on Wednesday, August 9th for a whole program about eclipses including the basics of eclipses, safety, and of course, the science!  Free pair of eclipse glasses for all, more available for donations!  Free posters!  7:30pm trivia, 8pm talks, 10pm prizes.  RSVP on our Facebook event page, and see you there!

Astronomy on Tap Los Angeles: September 11, 2017

Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, September 11th at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA.  At this event, we’ll learn about the stellar evolution and dwarf galaxies in talks by Dr. Anders Thygesen “Singing with the stars; the real music of the spheres” and by Dr. Coral Wheeler: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Galaxy: Simulating the Universe’s Tiniest Star Factories.”  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.

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.

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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 Wednesday 30th August 2017 at the Kings Pub, Albert Road, Southsea. We have talks by two scientists:

Dr Nicolas Bonne: The colour and shape – Understanding galaxy evolution through simple observations of the Local Universe.
Dr Sofia Meneses-Goytia: How to cook up a galaxy.

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: https://www.facebook.com/AoTBozeman/