Astronomy on Tap – Lansing – November 2017

Another month, another night of great science and tasty drinks! Come on down to the Loft to learn about how merging neutron stars warp space and make gold and how we measure the signal of the first light in the Universe. We’ll have awesome talks from MSU PhD student Dana Koeppe and visiting PhD student Zac Johnston from Monash University. We’ll also have astronomy-themed raffle prizes, space-based trivia questions, and a great Q&A session with local scientists.

Doors open at 7pm and the event kicks off at 7:30pm. If you’ll be showing up hungry you can grab $2 slices of pizza or bring in a delicious item from one of your favorite Lansing restaurants. As always, this is a FREE event!

Why would you pass up a night of astronomy and beer? We can’t wait to see you!

Astronomy on Tap Triangle #4: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Join us for an exciting night of talks about the search for life throughout the Galaxy at the fourth 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 December 5 we’ll be joined by two professional astronomers in the Triangle whose work touches on extraterrestrial life and organic material outside of our home planet. First we’ll hear from Dr. Rachel Smith*, who will talk about the search for life outside of Earth! We will also hear from Dr. Greg Sloan** about the organic molecules in the interstellar space between stars.

*Dr. Rachel Smith is the Director of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab and Curator of Meteorites at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Appalachian State University. She is an observational astronomer interested in answering fundamental questions on how our solar system and other planetary systems form and evolve over time. Dr. Smith received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Geochemistry specializing in Cosmochemistry from the University of California Los Angeles, and performed postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology.

**Dr. Greg Sloan is an adjunct professor at UNC Chapel Hill, as well as a support scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, where he works on the Mid-Infrared Instrument set to launch on the James Webb Space Telescope. Previously, he was a senior research associate at Cornell University. He received a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wyoming.

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 Montreal – Tuesday November 28, 2017

On November 28, Montreal city in Quebec, Canada, will have Astronomy on Tap #9, a free event sponsored by AstroMcGill and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at McLean’s Pub. We will learn about building telescopes and studying gravity with pulsars. Join us and play some astronomy-themed games with prizes for the winners! Many astronomers will be presents, come discuss with us and do not hesitate to come with your science questions!

Cet évènement AoT sera en anglais !

Open to all ages 18+

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AoT-Tucson #42: Photogenic Sun & Molten-Iron Rain @ Borderlands Brewing Co. November 15

Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap, #SpaceDrafts, presents its 42nd edition this Nov.:

Astrophotography and the Sun
Cloudy with a Chance of Iron 

Join graduate students Juan Manuel Palomo Mijangos (the School of Anthropology, UA) as he shares his cool shots of the sun, and Laci Shea Brock (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, UA) as she explains the mind-boggling weather of a far-away alien world.

November 15, 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, November 15, 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 San Antonio launches on November 15

AoT is launching in San Antonio, Texas in November! Our inaugural event will be hosted at the Blue Star Brewing Company on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm. Dr. Amanda Bayless will teach us why Black Holes Don’t Suck! and Dr. Phil Valek will show us the planet Jupiter through the eyes of the Juno Mission, an active mission currently exploring Jupiter! There will be trivia, prizes, and of course, beer! For more information: RSVP here, and follow us on Facebook & Twitter!

AoT San Diego launches on November 27 at Wavelength Brew Co!

AoT San Diego will be hosting our first event on November 27, 2017 at Wavelength Brewing. Join us to learn about “Our Dusty Universe” from Dr. Karin Sandstrom from University of California San Diego, and “Seeking Stars that Explode” from Dr. Douglas Leonard from San Diego State University. The event is completely free! “Sagan or Reagan” Trivia Game starts at 7:30 pm; talks start at 8:00 pm.

For more information, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter @AoTSD.

Astronomy on Tap ATX #38: November 21, 2017

This November, we present three exciting talks about mystery of the cosmos.  First, Prof. Shardha Jogee will talk about galaxy merger and how they affect the course of galaxy evolution; Notorious L.A.E. (aka. Prof. Steve Finkelstein) will take us back to the epoch of reionization when the Universe just becomes clear; and finally Majo & Robbie will discuss the inflation, a special moment where the Universe suddenly get bigger.

AoTATX38 will be hosted by our Host Binary Stars, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Dr. Brandon Bozek)! In addition, AoTATX38 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, November 21, 7:30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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