AoT Santa Barbara on February 7th, 2018 at M8RX


Join us to hear about the thirteen-year-long Cassini mission to Saturn and about how supermassive black holes grow. We will also cover the latest astronomy in the news, and will have astronomy posters and postcards as well as some of our cool Astronomy on Tap beer glasses for you. Join our event on Facebook for up to date details.


The event is hosted by Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO). This month’s speakers are Joey Chatelain from LCO and Fred Davies from UC Santa Barbara.


Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, 7:30-9:30p. Doors open 6:30p.


M8RX, 409 State St. Santa Barbara, CA.

AoT Montreal – Tuesday January 30, 2018

On January, Montreal city in Quebec, Canada, will have Astronomy on Tap #11, a free event sponsored by AstroMcGill, the Institute for Research on Exoplanets and the Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Quebec, at McLean’s Pub. We will learn about the first star, and planets around binary stars. 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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Astronomy on Tap ATX #40: January 16, 2017

This January, we present three exciting talks on kilonova, HETDEX, and white dwarfs! Prof. Quantum (aka. Prof. Craig Wheeler) will talk about the kilonova occurred after the collapse of two neutron stars, which also sent out gravitational wave and we detected it! Prof. Karl Gabhardt will bring us up to speed on the recent development of the HETDEX project at McDonald Observatory, studying dark matter and dark energy. Finally, we will have Dr. Barbara Castanheira discuss the seismic activity on white dwarfs!

AoTATX40 will be hosted by our Host Binary Stars, A$AP Rocky Planet (Raquel Martinez) and AstroBoz (Dr. Brandon Bozek)! In addition, AoTATX40 will feature Astronomy in the News, trivia, and AoTATX merchandise. 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, January 16, 7:30pm (trivia starts at 7pm, bar opens at 6 pm!)

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

AoT-CU: The History of Astronomical Telescopes with Jon Thaler – January 18, 2018

Telescopes have been our gateways to the cosmos for more than four centuries. For 2018’s first Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be talking about the History of Astronomical Telescopes with Professor Jon Thaler from the University of Illinois Physics Department.  Bring your questions, and join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, January 18 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL.

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

Astronomy on Tap Colorado: Thursday, January 25, 2018, Twisted Pine Brewing Co


AoT: CO will be hosting our next event at Twisted Pine Brewing Co in Boulder, CO from 7-9pm on Thursday January 25, 2018.

Our speakers will be Alex Parker from SwRI, Hazel Bain from NOAA, and Nick Featherstone from CU Research Computing.  Join us to learn about icy worlds at the edge of our solar system, high altitude ballooning, and cool simulations of the Sun.

Bring your friends, drink some great beer, and ask lots of questions.  A science background is not needed!

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AoT South Bay: Wednesday January 31st @ Uproar Brewing Company

Join us at 7:30pm at Uproar Brewing Company in San Jose, CA (439 S. First Street). We will have amazing talks, trivia, and free astronomy swag! We are excited to bring you three awesome speakers from NASA Ames:

Geert Barentsen talking about “Kepler’s Grand Finale: Revealing the Secrets of Supernova Explosions using NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft,”

Roberto Carlino discussing “Are we alone? ‘Looking’ for answers with Kepler and TESS,”

and Ryan Scott talking about “Crossing the Final Frontier: Space Exploration, Biology, and Health.”

Every event is free and open to the public (all ages welcome)!*
*Please remember to tell us that you are coming through our Facebook event page or Eventbrite page so that we can estimate our crowd size.

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AoT Leiden, Monday 29th January @ Grand Café de Burcht

Our next edition will take place on Monday 29 of January 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, Sera Markoff and Remo Tilanus will tell us about black holes and how they help us understand the Universe.

Sera Mankoff is a professor at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy at University of Amsterdam. She works at the interface of Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics, and is interested in a variety of problems relating to the accretion process especially around black holes, both big and small.

Remo Tilanus is the Program Manager of ALLEGRO, the European ALMA Regional Center node at the Leiden Observatory, and the Scientific Program Manager of the Event Horizon mmVLBI camera: the first project to directly observe a black hole.

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AoTNYC: Current Events!

Join us for our first event of 2018 – on January 17th at the Way Station in Prospect Hts, Brooklyn!  We’ll be exploring Current Events in Astronomy, including results from the big American Astronomical Society meeting, and other recent happenings including the ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE (or, what’s left of it at least)!  7:30 quiz, 8pm talks, 10pm prizes.  RSVP and more info on our Facebook event page.

Astronomy On Tap Seattle: January 24th at Peddler Brewing

THIS MONTH we will be joined by Tyler Gordon, who will speak about his research on the search for exoplanetary satellites (e.g., exomoons) using current and future telescopes. We’ll also hear from Max Showalter about looking for life when the trail goes cold, an update on his work using movement as a sign of life in icy places.
This month we are excited to again be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large beer garden. Bring 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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Astronomy on Tap Los Angeles: January 15, 2018

Join us at 7:30PM, Monday, January 15th at Der Wolfskopf Pub in Pasadena, CA. We’ll hear from Mia de los Reyes: “Stars Go Boom! But Why?” and from Dr. Stephen Taylor: “Hacking The Galaxy To Make A Gravitational Wave Antenna.”  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.  To view our past events, see location page.  For more information about our future events and affiliated lecture+stargazing series at Caltech, see our website.