Astronomy on Tap STL, July 8th 2019, Moon landing anniversary special edition

Join us for the next Astronomy on Tap event in St. Louis!

Astronomy on Tap is a series of world-wide events in which professional astronomers give informal talks at a local bar on topics of broad interest in astronomy and astrophysics. This particular event will consist of three 10-15 min talks, followed by questions and comments. Speakers will mingle with the audience between the talks, and there will also be trivia sessions with questions related to astronomy. At the end of the night prizes will be handed to the winners!

For this evening of science, astro-trivia, prizes, and beer specials (by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company), the talks will be given by Dr. Christopher Heffner, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and Dr. Mike Krawczynski, Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis.

The titles of the talks are as follows:

Dr. Christopher Heffner, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador
“The Apollo Moon Landing Sites”

Dr. Mike Krawczynski, Washington University in St. Louis
“That’s one handful of rocks for an astronaut, one giant mountain of information for geologists”

Admission is free and all ages are welcome! UCBC has beer, soft drinks, and food for purchase. There is a parking lot on the East side of Urban Chestnut and street parking available too.

We present this event in partnership with the Academy of Science of St. Louis (https://www.academyofsciencestl.org/), the Physics Department of Washington University in St. Louis (https://physics.wustl.edu/outreach), as part of the International Astronomical Union Moon landing 50th anniversary world-wide events, and as part of JPL’s Solar System Ambassador program (https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/home.cfm) through Solar System Ambassadors Dr. Andrés Plazas (https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/biography.cfm?US_ID=1945), Dr. Christopher Heffner (https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/biography.cfm?US_ID=1891), and Lindsey LaFore (https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/biography.cfm?US_ID=1905).

For more information or if you have any questions, please send us an email to AstronomyOnTapSTL@gmail.com or contact us through our Facebook page.

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