AoT State College #3 – June 5th, 2017

Held at Happy Valley Brewing Company, our events are free and open to all ages. Come join us for talks from local astronomers that are accessible to the public while enjoying a nice beer and good food!

Our next event is Monday, June 5th from 5-7pm, where we’ll find out “All About Black Holes”! Penn State professor Mike Eracleous will be giving a general black holes talk, and graduate student Michael Rodruck will talk about the recent LIGO discovery of black hole mergers and gravitational waves. This month, there will be extra time for questions so come curious and ready to ask all your black hole questions! As always, trivia and prizes will take place between talks!

The first talk starts at 5:30, but come at 5 for a good seat and to take advantage of the 4-6pm happy hour.

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AoT State College #2 – May 15th, 2017

Held at Happy Valley Brewing Company, our events are free and open to all ages. Come join us for talks from local astronomers that are accessible to the public while enjoying a nice beer and good food!

Our second event is Monday, May 15th from 5-7pm, where we’ll explore the timeline of the universe from local Penn State speakers. Professor Sarah Shandera and graduate students Henry Gebhardt and Evan Bray will walk us through The Life and Death of the Universe, starting with the Big Bang and continuing through present day and the eventual end of the universe! As always, trivia and prizes will take place between talks!

The first talk starts at 5:30, but come at 5 for a good seat and to take advantage of the 4-6pm happy hour.

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AoT State College #1: April 10th

Astronomy on Tap has arrived in State College, PA! Held at Happy Valley Brewing Company, our events are free and open to all ages. Come join us for talks from local astronomers that are accessible to the public while enjoying a nice beer and good food!

Our inaugural event is Monday, April 10th from 5-7pm, where we’ll hear talks from local Penn State astronomers about space and astronomy in the recent news. First, we’ll hear from Dr. Thomas Beatty, a postdoctoral fellow, about the recently-discovered TRAPPIST-1 system of 7 planets and the prospects for life in the universe. Following that, graduate student Jonathan Jackson will talk about the recent movie Hidden Figures and discuss some of the other “Hidden Figures” in astronomy. We’ll end the night with a talk from professor Bekki Dawson, who will talk more about the TRAPPIST-1 system and the implications for habitability.

The first talk starts at 5:30, but come at 5 for a good seat and to take advantage of the 4-6pm happy hour.

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