Astronomy on Tap Seattle: August 23rd at Peddler Brewing

THIS MONTH we will be joined by Diana Windemuth*, who will speak about her research hunting for planets “By the Light of Two Suns” – looking for real life Tatooines. We’ll also hear from Lupita Tovar* about “Mapping New Worlds” – on how we will use future telescopes to map exoplanets.

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.

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Speaker Bios
Diana Windemuth
“By the Light of Two Suns”

Diana Windemuth is an Astronomy & Astrobiology PhD student at the University of Washington (UW) studying binary stars and exoplanets. Her research focuses on searching for Tatooines (planets orbiting two stars). She is a classically trained pianist and dabbles in fiction and painting in her free time.

Lupita Tovar
“Mapping New Worlds”

Lupita Tovar is a first year graduate student in the dual-title Astronomy and Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington. Her research interests involve using theoretical models and observations to characterize potential habitable exoplanets.

Astronomy on Tap – Lansing – August 2017

With the solar eclipse of 2017 just around the corner, come hang out with us at The Loft on August 9th for tasty beverages and exciting science. We’ll be learning about the eclipse and how to view it safely with John French from MSU’s Abrams Planetarium and MSU PhD student Mike Pajkos will be telling us about globular clusters and how they are the Dr. Frankensteins of the Universe. During the breaks test out your astronomy knowledge with our trivia game and use your answer sheets as entry into our raffle — we’ll have some great prizes! Stick around for the end of the night and you’ll get a chance to ask local astronomers your burning questions about the universe.

The doors will open at 7pm and event will kick off at 7:30pm. Pie Hole Pizza Truck will be parked out in front of The Loft and Taps 25, so check it out if you’ll be showing up hungry! You can also bring food from one of your other favorite Lansing restaurants and enjoy it during the event.

As always, this is a FREE event. We look forward to seeing you!

AoT-Tucson #39: Black Holes and Supernovae @ Borderlands Brewing Co. August 16

Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap, #SpaceDrafts, presents its 39th edition this August:

Bent Light and Black Holes
An Earlier Outburst Date for the Crab Nebula Supernova 

Join postdoc Dr. Aaron Zimmerman (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astro-physics, University of Toronto), as he bends light with the help of black holes, and emeritus astronomer Dr. Helmut Abt (National Optical Astronomy Observatory), as he re-writes celestial history.

August 16, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ).
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The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)

Wednesday, August 16, 7pm (talks starting at 7:30pm)

Please! Thank you!

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