AoT Aarhus launches on Tuesday, September 19!

On Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm, we will have the first Astronomy on Tap event in Aarhus. Come and join us for a fun evening of great talks by Majken Christensen and Ole Bjælde as well as quizzes with prizes. The event will take place at Tir Na Nog – The Merchant Room and is free for all – RSVP here. . For more information, follow us on facebook or twitter.

AoT NYC Goes Back to School with Astro 101: Light

School’s back in and so is AoT NYC with Astro 101: Light! Come to The Way Station (Prospect Heights, Brooklyn), on Thursday, September 28th at 7:30 PM to hear talks designed to get you thinking in all the wavelengths of light. Micro-wave hello to a new appreciation for observing in different light regimes, and get infra-ready to see what exists when you “look” beyond the rainbow! RSVP on our Facebook Event.

AoTSF on Tuesday April 25, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Spring has sprung, and Astronomy on Tap has returned for another night full of all things space! Astronomy on Tap Bay Area has taken up permanent residence in San Francisco, so we’re changing our name to AoTSF. Bay Area fans in the peninsula should keep their eyes peeled for our sister event starting soon! AoTSF’s next event will be back at DNA Lounge on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30 pm, and we have a great things on tap! Franck Marchis of the SETI institute will share will discuss whether the search for a sister Earth is science or fiction. Kyle Story will talk about his work on the South Pole telescope and share a few stories from his trips to the South Pole!  And finally, SLAC scientist and Stanford Professor Aaron Roodman will share details from his hunt for dark energy. We’ll also feature Astronomy in the News, with explanations of NASA’s most recent exoplanet announcement and the upcoming solar eclipse! There will also be our standard trivia with prizes!  For updates, follow our twitter and our event on facebook! Remember, space is always better with beer!

AoT Leiden Launches on Monday, 27 March 2017

Our first Leiden edition will take place on Monday, 27 March at 20th in Grand Cafe De Burcht from 8-10 PM. Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! Inspired by the recent discovery of the Trappist-1 planets, the theme for our first event is “Extrasolar planets”! The event will feature:

– Dr. Christian Ginski is an expert on imaging of extrasolar planets using large telescopes around the world. He’ll tell us more about photographing extrasolar planets!

– Professor Matthew Kenworthy’s research interests include exoplanets and ring systems. He’ll talk about how to find planets like those recently discovered around Trappist-1!

– In between the talks, there will be fun astronomical games and quizzes! Use this opportunity to improve your astronomical knowledge or just show off to your friends!

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Astronomy on Tap is organized by professional astronomers connected to Leiden Observatory. All events are in (simple!) English and take place at De Burcht on the last Monday of the month – free of charge. We welcome all ages and backgrounds – a passion for beer and/or astronomy is a bonus!

AoT NYC on Wednesday, November 16 at the Way Station

Astro on Tap NYC presents NYC Astro!

Here at AoT NYC, we know that you can’t see many stars from Times Square. But many astronomers do call NYC home!  We’ll have scientists from around the five boroughs who will talk about exciting their current and future research. RSVP on our Facebook event page, and join us on a rare WEDNESDAY event at the Way Station on Wednesday, November 16 at 8 pm.

When: Wednesday November 16, 2016 @ 8 pm*

*Note the new later start time!*

WhereWay Station683 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

AoT NYC Astro 101: The Basics, Thursday June 30 at the Way Station in Brooklyn

Ah, the good ol’ college days, where we learned some stuff and drank bunch. JUST LIKE ASRTONOMY ON TAP! So, NYC Tappers, join us at 7pm on June 30th at the Way Station for the first in a loose series of Astro 101 events! We’re asking three big questions: (1) What is a Planet? by Mark Popinchalk; (2) What is a Star? by Kate Miller; and, um (3) …well, we don’t have #3 yet, because <drumroll please> we want YOU <cymbal crash!> to ask it! What’s that really important, fundamental thing you want us to talk about? Is it moon phases? Seasons? What is a galaxy? How do telescopes work? Did we really land on the moon? (cough, yes! but you can still ask, cough) It’s a choose-your-own-space-adventure talk! Use our Facebook event page to RSVP and ask your questions by June 23rd. Then join the Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer Irene Pease, plus Demitri Muna and MC Tycho Brewhaha for a night of science, fun, and drinking! If we choose to answer your question, and you’re there, then you’ll win a special prize!

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What & Who:
What is a Planet? by Mark Popinchalk
What is a Star? by Kate Miller
Ask your question for our third presentation on Facebook event page by June 23rd

When:
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, June 30

Where:
Way Station

683 Washington Ave (between St. Marks & Prospect)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

AoT and Pint of Science, Wednesday May 25 7 pm in Manhattan

Astronomy on Tap regularly brings science and alcohol together. In our special event for the Pint of Science festival, we will explore the scientifical (and puntastical) connections between the two. Join us at the galactic bar as we sip on (or chug) stardust! Tickets are just $5, and as usual for non-free events, we’ll donate to Donors Choose!

What & Who:

Spending Too Much Time at the Galactic Bar
Adrian Price-Whelan (Columbia University)

Hey Milky Way, You Are What You Eat!
Duane Lee (Vanderbilt University)

Go Home Universe, You’re Drunk
Summer Ash (Columbia University)

When:
Wednesday May 25,  7-9:30 PM

Where:
DROM
85 Avenue A
New York City, NY 10009

AoT NYC: Can We Communicate with Other Civilizations? Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m. at the Way Station in Brooklyn

What:

AoT NYC returns to the Way Station in Prospect, Heights, Brooklyn for an evening of rampant (but scientific!) speculation about alien civilizations, undiscovered planets, and interstellar communication. Hosted by MC Tycho Brewhaha and introducing MC Stardust!

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Who:

When:
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, April 28

Where:
Way Station

683 Washington Ave (between St. Marks & Prospect)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

AoT NYC presents immersive theater & science experience for Women’s History Month, Thursday March 24 at the Way Station in Brooklyn!

 

What:

AoT NYC returns to the Way Station in Prospect, Heights, Brooklyn with an immersive, interactive theater & science experience in celebration of Women’s History Month! We’ve partnered with Infinite Variety Productions to present scenes from Insignificant, the story of the first female astronomers, written by Sean Michael Welch, along with engaging explanations of the discoveries by the scientists you’ll see on stage.

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Who:

When:
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Way Station

683 Washington Ave (between St. Marks & Prospect)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

 

Cosmos on Tap FINALE EVENT Thursday, February 4 at 9:30 pm at Videology Bar & Cinema in Williamsburg

What:
Even if you devoured Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey last spring, we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this before! Interact with the cosmos live with the lovable, irreverent scientists from Astronomy on Tap. Never content to let Neil Tyson have all the glory, we’ll share what we would have done differently, reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology Bar & Cinema has a full bar with wine, draft and bottled beer, and a cocktail menu plus classic movie theater food like popcorn, nachos, pretzels, and hot dogs. In addition to special guest scientists for each episode we’ll have games, prizes, and Astro-tainment!
We’ve saved the best prizes for the finale screening, including signed Cosmic Calendars!
Who:
Our special guest for episode 13, Unafraid of the Dark, is astronomer extraordinaire Summer Ash, Director of Outreach for Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy and a freelance science communicator who has worked with Scientific American, Slate, Nautilus, CUNY, and Disney Junior. She is also the in-house astrophysicist for The Rachel Maddow Show and co-founder of STARtorialist astronomy fashion blog.
We’ll also have a Super Secret Skype-in Guest who has lots of first-hand knowledge on Cosmos!

When:
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Where:
Videology

308 Bedford Ave (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Subway: L train to Bedford Ave. or JMZ to Marcy Ave.