AoT-Tucson #36: From Cradle to the Grave!!

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) has got two big disks with big bright glowy things (technical term) in the center!
Except they are really different from each other!
!


From Cradle to the Grave!! Protoplanets to Supermassive Black Holes!

 First, join Paola Pinnila (Steward Observatory) to learn about The Cradle of Planets: From Cosmic Dust to Planetismals! Then join Stephanie Juneau (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) for a trip to a much more violent and destructive environment – Supermassive Black Holes! The forecast here is Windy & Extremely Hot!

May 24th, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ)
Click to RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/432490393796625) to help us for logistics! Come hungry!

Where?
The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


When?

Wednesday, May 24th, 7.00pm


RSVP?

Please! Thank you!
https://www.facebook.com/events/432490393796625



As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

AoT-Tucson #35: Rocky Worlds Rock!!

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) will rock!

Climate Science… on Mars & The Rocky Worlds of TESS!!

You think Arizona summers are extreme? Join LPL grad, Jonathan Bapst, to learn about the climate on Mars. It’s a dry cold! Then, join PSI scientist and prodigious observer, Gil Esquerdo (yes, he has an asteroid named after him), to learn about the successor to the incredible Kepler Mission: NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – TESS, and how we’re going to find tens of rocky worlds like Earth!

April 26th, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ)
Click to RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/637541746452344/) to help us for logistics! Come hungry!

Where?
The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


When?

Wednesday, April 26th, 7.00pm


RSVP?

Please! Thank you!
https://www.facebook.com/events/637541746452344/



As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

AoT-Tucson #34: Galactic Awesomeness!

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) is out of this Galaxy!

Galaxy Special: Supercomputers & Space Telescopes!!

Soon to be Dr. and Hubble Fellow, and one of our very own MCs, Evan Schneider is using really big supercomputers to make really big galaxies! Then join upcoming grad, Ryan Endsley, who is working on how to use the JWST to find some of the earliest ones ever created! Come join two of the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory’s finest grads and have a pint (or more!) while you compare theory with observations at the 34th edition of #SpaceDrafts!

Mar 15nd, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ)
Click to RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1574265035921874) to help us for logistics! Come hungry!

Where?
The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


When?

Wednesday, March 15, 7.00pm


RSVP?

Please! Thank you!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1574265035921874



As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

AoT-Tucson #33: Protecting our Dark Night Skies & From the Dark Ages to Cosmic Dawn

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) we’ll have two great talks that are out of this world!

Protecting our Dark Night Skies & From the Dark Ages to Cosmic Dawn?

John Barentine of the International Dark-Sky Association teaches us what must be done to maintain our dark skies heritage, with a focus on Tucson and Jan Torge-Schindler (University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory) gives us a brief history of astronomy from the Dark Ages to Cosmic Dawn!

Feb 22nd, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ)
Click to RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1438677922817716/) to help us for logistics! Come hungry!

Where?
The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


When?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 7.00pm


RSVP?

Please! Thank you!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1438677922817716/



As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

AoT-Tucson #32: The Best Resolution for Supernovae! & Is there really a Planet 9?

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) we’ll have two great talks that are out of this world!

The Best Resolution for Supernovae! & Is there really a Planet 9?


Join Dr. Grant Williams, Director of the MMT Observatory on Mt. Hopkins, and learn how he uses one of the world’s most powerful telescopes to get a super detailed look at the deaths of massive stars! Next, Dr. Kat Volk (LPL), one of the leading experts on dynamics will tell you if there might be a ninth planet out there, beyond the orbit of Pluto!

 

Jan 25th, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ)
Click to RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/224933351297997/) to help us for logistics! Come hungry!

Graphic for AoT-Tucson Jan event

Where?
The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


When?

Wednesday, January 25th, 7.00pm


RSVP?

Please! Thank you!
https://www.facebook.com/events/224933351297997/



As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

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AoT-Tucson #31: The Physics of Space Battles!

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap), join your hosts + a panel of astrophysicists doing the panel that filled up rooms at Tucson Comic Con and the Tucson Science Fiction Convention (DESPITE George R. R. Martin trying to kill us!)

The Physics of Space Battles


Join your favorite snarky astrophysicists as we discuss starfighters, space lasers, giant explosions, faster than light travel and much more!

Learn about what’s pretty but totally fake, what’s real, and what’s stranger than fiction! It’s interactive! Yell your questions out during the talk – it’s like MST3k live only with beer, hot dogs and puppies!

 

Dec 21st, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ)
Click to RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1309402985771422) to help us for logistics! Come hungry!

Graphic for AoT-Tucson Dec Event

The Physics of Space Battles, Astronomy on Tap – Tucson, Dec 21st, 7pm, Borderlands Brewing Co.

 

Where?
The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)

 


When?

Wednesday, December 21st, 7.00pm
(no stargazing – the UA astronomy club will be on winter break)


RSVP?

Please! Thank you!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1309402985771422



As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

Space Drafts 28 at AoT-Tucson, Sep 28th at the Borderlands Brewing Co.

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap), two of the University of Arizona’s up and coming graduate students will present their cutting-edge research!

K. Decker French and Kevin Robert Wagner (Steward Observatory)

Galactic Mergers and Supermassive Black Hole Chaos
and
Direct Imaging Discovery of a Planet in a Triple Star System

First up: You heard last month that if you smash two black holes together, you get an even bigger black hole! But what happens to the galaxy around that black hole? Decker French will show you just what happens when a hundred billion stars runs into another hundred billion stars! Next, you remember the twin suns of Tattoine in Star Wars? BORING! Kevin Wagner is using the VLT, and has found the first planet in a triple star system! And it’s directly imaged! Come see a whole new world!

As always, we’ll have telescopes setup outside if it’s clear, and there will be hot eats and cold beer. September 28st, 7pm at Borderlands Brewing Company!

Where?

The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


When?

Wednesday, September 28th, 7.00pm (Stargazing starts at Sunset if the Arizona monsoon cooperates with us)

RSVP?
When we get an invite up!

As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

Space Drafts 27: Gravity! at AoT-Tucson, Aug 31th at the Borderlands Brewing Co.

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap), we’ll explore that thing that surrounds us, binds us, and brings us all together. It is a Force, but it’s not got anything to do with Jedi or Sith! GRAVITY!

Dr. Kevin Hainline (Steward Observatory) and James Keane (LPL)
Hunting for Hidden Supermassive Black Holes
and
Our Moon’s Gravity: Results from the NASA GRAIL Mission

Gravity is weird! It’s super weak, but it is responsible for all the structure we see in our Universe, and it has measurable effects on the scale of billions of light years all the way to microns!
This gives us a great way to study it, by focusing on two very different regimes. James Keane will tell us about NASA’s GRAIL mission and mapping our Moon’s gravity, while Kevin Hainline will take us to a much more violent environment – around a supermassive black hole, where gravity dictates the motion of stars in an entire galaxy, and is responsible for the most energetic outbursts in our Universe!

As always, we’ll have telescopes setup outside if it’s clear, and there will be hot pizza and cold beer. August 31st, 7pm at Borderlands Brewing Company! RSVP!

Where?

The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


When?

Wednesday, August 31st, 7.00pm (Stargazing starts at Sunset if the Arizona monsoon cooperates with us)

RSVP?
Please. Thank you!

As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents “The Planets” while Space Drafts brings you “The Score, Stories and Science of The Planets”

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will be performing Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” October 21 & 23 at Tucson Music Hall!
Space Drafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap) will be coordinating our October lecture with this fabulous program!

Come hear about
“The Score, Stories and Science of The Planets”
to learn about the music, mythology and missions to the worlds of our solar system!

Discounted tickets for Space Drafts attendees are available here from today:
https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/tucsonsymphony/EN/link/promotion/home/411c42e11e620c793e20ef89f36b7ea61e2950e8
(Or you can use the QR code in the poster. The promo code is “spacedrafts”)

We’ll also be on-site at the Tucson Music Hall after both shows!

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Space Drafts 26: JWST Special at AoT-Tucson, July 6th at the Borderlands Brewing Co.

This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap), we will have two excellent early-career scientists whose blood, sweat and tears have gone into our next-generation space telescope:

Drs. Stacey Alberts and Jonathan Fraine (Steward Observatory)
To Boldly Look Where No One Has Looked Before: The Science of James Webb Space Telescope

JWST is a massive endeavor and scientists at the University of Arizona have played a key role in creating the instrument suite.
Come hear from Stacey and Jonathan who have been directly and extensively involved in the testing program.
Learn about the big, shiny, new space telescope, how they survived snowpocalypse, and what new science they are going to be doing with it from galaxies to exoplanets and beyond!

As always, we’ll have telescopes setup outside if it’s clear, and there will be hot pizza and cold beer. July 6th, 7pm at Borderlands Brewing Company! RSVP!

 

Where?

The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)


When?

Wednesday, July 6th, 7.00pm (Stargazing starts at Sunset if the Arizona monsoon cooperates with us)

RSVP?
Please. Thank you!

As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!