AoT-CU: Climate Change – November 16

Are we changing out planet’s climate, how do we know, and what can we expect? At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be talking about Climate Change with Professors Francina Dominguez and Eric Snodgrass from the University of Illinois Department of Atmospheric Sciences.  Bring your questions, and join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL.

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

AoT-CU at the Pygmalion Festival – September 22, 2017

This month Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap will be partnering once again with the PYGMALION festival, an annual celebration of music, food, culture, and community. We’ll have a triple-header of hosts and topics for lively discussion:

  • Prof. Charles Gammie: “The Moon”
  • Prof. Jeff Filippini: “Dark Matter”
  • Prof. Felipe Menanteau: “Mapping the Heavens”

Join us for beer and the universe on Friday, September 22nd at 6 pm at Memphis on Main in downtown Champaign. Because this event is in an actual bar, however, you must be at least 19 years old to attend.

Everyone is welcome to this free event hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

AoT-CU: Eclipse with Leslie Looney – August 17, 2017

At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be talking about the August 21 Eclipse, the first total solar eclipse over the mainland U.S. in almost 40 years.  We’ll talk about what’s happening and how to watch it safely with Professor Leslie Looney from the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy.  Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, August 17 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL.

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

AoT-CU July 2017: The Night Sky

AoT-CU: The Night Sky with Jim Kaler – July 20, 2017

At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be taking a tour of the wonders of the night sky with Dr. Jim Kaler, Professor Emeritus in the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy.  Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, July 20 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL.

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

AoT-CU: Early Life with Rachel Whitaker – June 15, 2017

What was the first life on Earth like?  At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be talking about Early Life with Professor Rachel Whitaker from the University of Illinois Department of Microbiology.  Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, June 15 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL.

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

AoT-CU: Exoplanets with Allycia Gariepy – May 18, 2017

At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be talking about exoplanets: worlds around other suns.  Our host, Allycia Gariepy from the University of Illinois Physics department, will lead a discussion about what we know about these planets and how astronomers have begun to discover them by the thousands. Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, May 18 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL.

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

AoT-CU: The Smallest Pieces of the Universe with Ben Hooberman – April 20

What is the Universe made of, and how does it work on its smallest (and largest) scales? At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap we’ll be talking about particle physics with Professor Ben Hooberman from the University of Illinois Physics department. Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, April 20 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL.

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

AoT-CU: Black Holes with Charles Gammie – March 16

What is a black hole?  If they don’t shine, how do we know they’re there?  At this month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap Prof. Charles Gammie from the University of Illinois Astronomy and Physics departments will lead a discussion of these mysterious objects.  Join us for pizza, beer, and the universe on Thursday, March 16 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL.

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

AoT-CU: The First Stars with Matt Turk Aug. 18

This month’s Champaign-Urbana Astronomy on Tap will be held Thursday, August 18 at 6 pm at Pizza M in Urbana, IL. Dr. Matt Turk from NCSA and University of Illinois Astronomy Department will lead a discussion about the first stars in the universe over pizza and a few beers!

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.

Are We Alone in the Universe? July 21 With Prof. Leslie Looney at Astronomy on Tap C-U

 

Arguably one of the most important questions we can ask: Are we alone in the Universe? Today, we can tackle this question with more and more scientific evidence that life may be common in our Galaxy. Learn more at this month’s Astronomy on Tap – on Thursday, July 21 at 6pm at Pizza–M in Urbana, IL – with our host, Prof. Leslie Looney from the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy.

This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, email astro.illini@gmail.com or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, or find us on AstronomyOnTap.org.