AoT-Tucson #40: Helios and Trojans @ Borderlands Brewing Co. September 20

Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap, #SpaceDrafts, presents its 40th edition this Sept.:

Harvesting Solar Energy
Earth Trojans: the phantom asteroids 

Join graduate students Liliana Ruiz Diaz (College of Optical Sciences, UA) and Saverio Cambioni (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory) as they discuss mining the sun’s energy and hunting for near-earth phantom asteroids.

September 20, 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, September 20, 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!

AoT-CU at the Pygmalion Festival – September 22, 2017

This month Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap will be partnering once again with the PYGMALION festival, an annual celebration of music, food, culture, and community. We’ll have a triple-header of hosts and topics for lively discussion:

  • Prof. Charles Gammie: “The Moon”
  • Prof. Jeff Filippini: “Dark Matter”
  • Prof. Felipe Menanteau: “Mapping the Heavens”

Join us for beer and the universe on Friday, September 22nd at 6 pm at Memphis on Main in downtown Champaign. Because this event is in an actual bar, however, you must be at least 19 years old to attend.

Everyone is welcome to this free event hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. For more information, email or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on

Astronomy on Tap Triangle #2: October 3, 2017

Presenting the second event of Astronomy on Tap Triangle, our North Carolina chapter of short, engaging talks about astronomy over beer! Our events are free and open to all ages, held at the taproom of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC.

On Tuesday October 3, we’ll hear all about dying stars from two professional astronomers in the Triangle. First we’ll hear from NC State graduate student Sam Flynn*, who will talk about faint ghost particles called neutrinos emitted from supernovae, the violent, explosive end to massive stars. Then we’ll be joined by UNC Chapel Hill graduate student Erik Dennihy**, who will tell us what dead stars can tell us about Earth-like planets around other stars in our Galaxy.

*Sam Flynn is a fourth year Ph.D graduate student at NC State University working with Dr. Gail McLaughlin. Sam’s research explores the effects of neutrino oscillations in astrophysical environments, in particular investigating the effects of non-standard model interactions on neutrino signals from supernovae. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Sam earned a B.S. in Physics from Wake Forest University.

**Erik Dennihy is a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill in his final year of a Ph.D. in Astrophysics with Chris Clemens. Erik’s research focuses on the variety of precision instruments astronomers use to capture the night sky and the remnant exoplanetary systems that are left behind after the death of their host star. He obtained a B.S. in Physics from the University of Georgia.

Our FREE Astronomy on Tap events features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. 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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AoT Aarhus launches on Tuesday, September 19!

On Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm, we will have the first Astronomy on Tap event in Aarhus. Come and join us for a fun evening of great talks by Majken Christensen and Ole Bjælde as well as quizzes with prizes. The event will take place at Tir Na Nog – The Merchant Room and is free for all – RSVP here. . For more information, follow us on facebook or twitter.

AoT NYC Goes Back to School with Astro 101: Light

School’s back in and so is AoT NYC with Astro 101: Light! Come to The Way Station (Prospect Heights, Brooklyn), on Thursday, September 28th at 7:30 PM to hear talks designed to get you thinking in all the wavelengths of light. Micro-wave hello to a new appreciation for observing in different light regimes, and get infra-ready to see what exists when you “look” beyond the rainbow! RSVP on our Facebook Event.