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!
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!
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!
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!*
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!
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, June 30
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:
Hey Milky Way, You Are What You Eat!
Duane Lee (Vanderbilt University)
Go Home Universe, You’re Drunk
Summer Ash (Columbia University)
Wednesday May 25, 7-9:30 PM
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!
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, April 28
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.
7 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, March 24
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!
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Astronomy on Tap brings the Universe down to Earth with quirky, irreverent science presentations at bars around the world. At Horse Trade Theater’s STEM Fest, scientists, educators, and writers from local research and cultural institutions collide with pop culture for an evening of eccentric astro-tainment, plus DJ Carly Sagan & MC Tycho Brew-haha’s constellation of music, games, and prizes, including Neil Tyson’s
Trash Treasures! Proceeds from ticket sales will support Astronomy on Tap’s free events in NYC and their contributions to local classrooms via DonorsChoose.org.
What & Who:
Kate Miller (AMNH)
Dr. Summer Ash (Columbia)
Saturday, January 16
Even if you devoured the series 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 (Drunk Astronomy, anyone?), reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology 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!
Thursday, December 3, 2015