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.
“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.
“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.