THIS MONTH we have a very special event all about the solar system! We will be joined by four speakers from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project: Dr. David Trilling, who will tell you what LSST is and why you should care; you’ll hear Dr. Michael Mommert talk about why distinguishing asteroids from comets is complicated; Dr. Kat Volk will bring us tales from the Outer Solar System; and Dr. Andy Rivkin will tell us how to defend planets from incoming asteroids! Make sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind #AstroOnTap, which is part of the Solar System Science Collaboration Workshop
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.