AoT Santa Cruz #8 – Merging Neutron Stars – Thursday, October 4th, 2018 @ New Bohemia Brewing Co.

Mark your calendars! 

Astronomy on Tap returns on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 pm at New Bohemia Brewing Co, in Santa Cruz, CA.

Merging Neutron Stars

On August 17, 2017, the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave observatories detected a signal from two merging neutron stars, 120 million light years away. Join graduate student Dave Coulter as he describes how his team at UC Santa Cruz discovered the first visible light counterpart to a gravitational wave event, and Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz as he connects these cosmic collisions to the origin of the heaviest elements in the Universe.

Our events are geared toward the general public, so please bring your curiosity, questions, and love for space. Happy hour extends for the duration of the event, in addition to food trucks, trivia, and swag! Astronomy on Tap is free of charge and open to anyone 21+.

 

Where:

New Bohemia Brewing Co**, in Santa Cruz, CA
(1030 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062)

When:

Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 pm

**The event is free of charge and open to all ages 21+

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