Astronomy on Tap DC: Oct 30, 2017

Celebrate the 2 year orbit-versary of Astronomy on Tap DC at DC9 Nightclub on Monday, October 30, 2017! We have a special line-up for the night, with talks about:

Infant Galaxies and Alien Atmospheres: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (launching 2019!)Amber Straughn (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Tyranny of the Rocket EquationRob Coker (former NASA and DOE)

And featuring musical guest, Sarah Stardust: count down to get rocket-launched into laughter and music in the name of science!

Astronomy on Tap DC will be getting into the Halloween spirit with a costume contest, where we want to see your best space, astronomy, and/or sci-fi themed costume! The winner will go home with a nifty nebula glass set from ThinkGeek.

We’ll be joined by astronomy educators from the Public Observatory at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum who will set up telescopes on the rooftop bar after the show for sky gazing (weather permitting).

As always, we’ll have prize giveaways and exclusive Astronomy on Tap DC merchandise, including brand new Astronomy on Tap DC T-shirts, available for a donation.

Doors 7:30, Show 8:00, 21+

Astronomy on Tap DC: Aug 1, 2017

We are stoked for the next edition of Astronomy on Tap at DC9 Nightclub! We have a fantastic set of talks, prize giveaways, and Astronomy on Tap solar eclipse glasses and pint glasses available for a small donation. We’ll also have telescope viewing on the rooftop bar after the talks, weather permitting.

Our talk line-up for the night:

Shadow on the Sun: The Hype Behind the Solar Eclipse – Stephanie LaMassa (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Cassini’s Grand Finale – Conor Nixon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

20 Years of Roving Mars – Barbara Cohen (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Doors 7:30, Show 8 PM, 21+

Astronomy on Tap DC – May 29, 2017

Astronomy on Tap DC is thrilled to be returning to DC9 on Monday, May 29th for a very special event! The theme of the night will be “Planetary Defense: From Discovery to Impact.”

We will hear talks from Kelly Fast (NASA Headquarters), Lindley Johnson (NASA Headquarters), and Andy Rivkin (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory).

We will have prize giveaways and astronomy trivia where you can win an exclusive Astronomy on Tap DC pint glass! Doors 7:30 PM, talks begin at 8 PM. 21+

Astronomy on Tap DC – March 28

Join us for the next Astronomy on Tap DC at DC9 Nightclub on Tuesday, March 28th! We’ll have a fantastic series of talks, games, and limited-edition Astronomy on Tap DC pint glasses available for a small donation. Talk line-up for the night:

HERA XI: The Amazing Asteroid Analog Adventure – Kyle Foster

WTF Is Up with the Universe? – Bridget Falck

Leagues Below the Turbulent Atmosphere: Adaptive Goggles for Acre-Scale Eyes  – Brian Hicks

Doors at 7:00, Talks begin at 7:30. 21+

Stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook for updates!

Astronomy on Tap DC – Jan 17

Astronomy on Tap returns to DC9 (2nd floor) on Tuesday, January 17th! We will have fun talks, Astronomy Bingo, and Astronomy trivia, featuring exclusive Astronomy on Tap DC pint glasses as prizes! Talk line-up:

NASA Earth Observation Systems and Applications for Public Health – Shobhana Gupta (NASA HQ)

A Brief Guide to Home Brewing on Mars: It’s All About the Water – David Hollibaugh Baker (NASA GSFC)

Hunting for the Biggest Cosmic Explosions – Alexander van der Horst (George Washington University)

Doors at 7:30, talks at 8:00, 21+

Astronomy on Tap DC – Nov 2

Astronomy on Tap returns to DC9 (2nd floor) on Wednesday, Nov 2nd! We will have fun talks, Astronomy Bingo, and Astronomy trivia, featuring exclusive Astronomy on Tap DC pint glasses as prizes! Talk line-up:

The Invisible Universe (And How We See It Anyway) – Gail Zasowski (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Is there Another Earth? – Joel Green (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Looking for Vulcan, Found the Borg – Most Legends Have their Basis in Fact – Brian Hicks (NASA GSFC)

Doors at 7:30, talks at 8:00, 21+

 

 

Astronomy on Tap DC – Sep 21

Astronomy on Tap returns to DC on Wednesday, Sep 21st at a new location, DC9 (2nd floor)! We are thrilled to be hosted by a larger venue, with more screens throughout the bar which will make the presentations accessible to everyone. Similar to past events, we will have outstanding talks, prize giveaways for Astronomy Bingo, and we will be introducing Astronomy trivia, featuring exclusive Astronomy on Tap DC pint glasses as prizes.

Our talk line-up for the night:

OSIRIS-REx: Playing TAG with the asteroid Bennu – Cristina Thomas (NASA GSFC)

Aliens: The Science Behind the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – Justin Linford (The George Washington University)

Earthlike, schmearthlike – what’s the deal with Proxima B? – Daniel Angerhausen (NASA GSFC)

Please note, other than a couple of booths, DC9 is standing room only.

Doors at 7:30, talks at 8:00, 21+

 

Astronomy on Tap DC – July 27th

We are excited to be returning to The Wonderland Ballroom (upstairs) on Wednesday, July 27th for the next DC installment of Astronomy on Tap! Our talk line-up for the night:

Going Rogue:  Planets Without Parent Stars in the Milky Way – Jackie Faherty (Carnegie Institution for Science)

Spying on the Wandering Jupiter with NASA’s Juno Mission – George Clark (JHU APL)

Hitchhiking the X-ray Sky: What X-ray Light Reveals About Black Holes, the Universe, and Everything – Dan Wik (NASA GSFC)

Doors at 7:30, talks at 8:00. 21+

We will have prize giveaways and exclusive AoTDC merchandise available for a small donation. RSVP at eventbrite.

Astronomy on Tap DC – March 23

We are thrilled to return to the Wonderland Ballroom (upstairs) for the next installment of Astronomy on Tap DC on Wed. March 23rd!  Our all-star talk line-up:

Colossal Cosmic Collisions: The Spectacular Things That Happen When Galaxies Meet – Antara Basu-Zych (NASA GSFC)

Sniffing Alien Worlds – Daniel Angerhausen (NASA GSFC)

Gravitational Wave Detection: How To Measure Almost Nothing – Jake Slutsky (NASA GSFC)

There will be prize giveaways and Astro on Tap – DC merchandise available for sale! Event is 21+ and begins at 8PM

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