Astronomy on Tap Triangle #18: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Come check out Astronomy on Tap Triangle, our North Carolina chapter of short and engaging talks about astronomy over beer, held at the taproom of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC — this is our eighteenth event 7-9 PM on Tuesday, December 3!

Join us for some enlightening talks about the births and deaths of exoplanets – Mackenna Wood* and Ben Kaiser** will discuss how exoplanets form and how we can figure out what they’re made of when they are destroyed.

*Mackenna Wood is a Ph.D. student in Physics and Astronomy at UNC Chapel Hill where she studies binary stars and the ages of star clusters. She graduated from Clarkson University in 2018 with a BS in Physics.

**Ben Kaiser is also a Ph.D. student in Physics and Astronomy at UNC Chapel Hill where he studies very old white dwarf stars polluted with exoplanetary material. He graduated from Elon University in 2016 with a BS in Physics and minors in Astronomy, Mathematics, and German.

Our FREE Astronomy on Tap events feature 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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