Astronomy on Tap ATX #37: October 24, 2017

*** AoTATX this month will be at the 4th Tuesday, October 24th ***

This October, we present three exciting talks given by three amazing astronomers, who travel to Austin for the Frank N. Bash Symposium 2017!  Dr. Johnanna Teske will talk about the planets around “solar-twin” stars; Dr. Greg Mosby will talk how to find signal in noise to understand galaxy evolution; and finally, Dr. Coral Wheeler will show us the history of small galaxies.

AoTATX37 will be hosted by our Host Binary Stars, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Dr. Brandon Bozek)! In addition, AoTATX37 will feature Astronomy in the News, trivia, and brand new AoTATX magnets. Pueblo Viejo will be opened for tacos!  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!

The North Door (502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, Entrance at the back)

Tuesday, October 24, 7:30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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

AoT Leiden, Monday 30th October @ Grand Café de Burcht

Our next edition will take place on Monday 30 October at 20h in Grand Cafe De Burcht (Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS Leiden). Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! In this occasion, Leiden Observatory Professor Ewine Van Dishoeck and Oort Fellow Vincent Van Eylen will talk about exoplanets: planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.

Ewine F. van Dishoeck is professor of molecular astrophysics at Leiden University. The research of her group is at the boundary of astronomy and chemistry and uses ground- and space-based observatories to study the molecular trail from interstellar clouds to planet-forming disks. She holds many national and international science policy functions, including scientific director of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) and president-elect of the International Astronomical Union. She has received many awards, including the Dutch Spinoza award and the Dutch Academy Prize.

Vincent Van Eylen is a Belgian astronomer researching extrasolar planets, or exoplanets. His research focuses on the discovery of new exoplanets and the characterisation of known planets. To do so, he uses data from ground-based telescopes as well as space-based missions, such as NASA’s Kepler and K2 satellite. He has led the discovery of nine new exoplanets. He is currently the Jan Hendrik Oort Fellow at the Sterrewacht at Leiden University in The Netherlands.

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Astronomie en Fut – MTL #8, October 24th, 2017

We are happy to present Astronomie en fut – MTL #8 in French on October 24th, in Montreal city in Quebec, Canada.

Astronomy on Tap are free events taking place in pubs in Montreal organized jointly by AstroMcGill and the Institute for research on exoplanets (iREx).

Our Astronomy on Tap consists of accessible, short and engaging astronomy related presentations by local researchers on a variety of mind-blowing topics ranging from planets to black holes to galaxies to the beginning of the Universe.

It is the perfect occasion to discuss with astronomers and have answers to your science questions! Join us and play some astronomy-themed games with prizes for the winners!


Nous sommes heureux de présenter Astronomie en fut – MTL #8 le 24 octobre 2017 à Montréal, au Canada.

Les soirées Astronomie en fut sont des événements gratuits qui se déroulent dans des pubs, organisés conjointement par AstroMcGill et l’iREx (Institut de recherche sur les exoplanètes).

Ces événements prennent la forme de courtes présentations accessibles et dynamiques, faites par des chercheur(e)s de Montréal et d’ailleurs, et portants sur divers sujets palpitants reliés à l’astronomie.

Ces soirées sont d’excellentes occasions pour discuter avec des experts et avoir des réponses à toutes vos questions sur l’astrophysique! Joignez-vous à nous et jouez à des jeux thématiques sur l’astronomie, nous offrons des prix aux participants!

Astronomy on Tap Aarhus: October 10, 2017

Presenting the second event of Astronomy on Tap Aarhus with engaging talks about astronomy over beer! The event is free to join and for everyone with an interest in astronomy and/or beer.

The event starts at 7:30PM, Tuesday, October 10th at Tir Na Nog – The Merchant Room and the doors will open an hour in advance, so you will have plenty of time to stock up on beer.

We will have two talks, Dr. Timothy R. White will tell us about the Pleiades and Dr. Yamilla Miguel will tell us about the Juno mission. Bring all your best science questions and knowledge for a chance to win one of our great prizes in the astronomy-related quiz. At the end of the evening we will talk a bit about current events in astronomy and what is going on in the night sky.



Astronomy on Tap Oslo: Monday October 2, 2017 at Cafe Sør

Astronomy on Tap Oslo continues with our third event on October 2, 2017 at Cafe Sør in central Oslo, featuring great talks by local astronomers. Come and learn “How to make nuclear pasta” from Øystein Elgarøy, and stay to hear about “Rosetta: rendez-vous with a comet” from Cyril Simon Wedlund. There will also be quizzes and games with cool prizes! Sign up to show you’re coming on our facebook event page.

This free event starts at 19.00, and the first talk will be at 19.30. See you there!

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Astronomy on Tap Los Angeles: October 9, 2017

Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, October 9th at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA.  At this event, we’ll learn about the Cassini Mission and Elitist Science in talks by Dr. Erika Hamden: “Ode to a lost spaceship: Cassini at Saturn” and by Lamar Glover: “Dismantling the Scientific Superiority Complex.”  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-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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