AoT SATX #2 on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Blue Star Brewing Co. in San Antonio

We are excited to announce AoT SATX #2 will be hosted at the Blue Star Brewing Co. (1414 S. Alamo St.) on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017. Event starts at 7 pm, but the drinks start at 6:30 pm!

Dr. Kelly E. Miller will present: Snapshots in Planetary History: Why Comets and Asteroids Matter


Dr. Roman G. Gomez will present: Measuring Far Away, while Close to Home – Studying Interstellar Particles with Near-Earth Instruments

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AoT San Antonio launches on November 15

AoT is launching in San Antonio, Texas in November! Our inaugural event will be hosted at the Blue Star Brewing Company on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm. Dr. Amanda Bayless will teach us why Black Holes Don’t Suck! and Dr. Phil Valek will show us the planet Jupiter through the eyes of the Juno Mission, an active mission currently exploring Jupiter! There will be trivia, prizes, and of course, beer! For more information: RSVP here, and follow us on Facebook & Twitter!

AoT San Diego launches on November 27 at Wavelength Brew Co!

AoT San Diego will be hosting our first event on November 27, 2017 at Wavelength Brewing. Join us to learn about “Our Dusty Universe” from Dr. Karin Sandstrom from University of California San Diego, and “Seeking Stars that Explode” from Dr. Douglas Leonard from San Diego State University. The event is completely free! “Sagan or Reagan” Trivia Game starts at 7:30 pm; talks start at 8:00 pm.

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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

7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, June 30

Way Station

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