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Astronomy on Tap – Baton Rouge (July 2023)

July 20, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT


FREE, kid-friendly
Monday, July 20th

Doors open at 6:30 PM
First speaker begins at 7 PM

Get ready to be amazed by our lineup of incredible speakers:

  • Ahmad Sohani, a graduate student at Mississippi State University, takes us on a mesmerizing journey into the mysteries of comets. Explore these fascinating voyagers from the Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt, and learn how they offer valuable insights into the evolution of our solar system. Discover the secrets hidden beneath their tails and their role in understanding the origins of Earth’s water and life-essential molecules. Brace yourself for an enlightening experience!
  • Benjamin Fernandez brings us an intriguing talk on how LSU is revolutionizing gravity mapping in Louisiana using the moon and stars. Learn about the cutting-edge techniques employed by the LSU Center for GeoInformatics and Louisiana Spatial Reference Center (C4G/LSRC) to enhance elevation measurements in our state. Uncover the fascinating connections between astronomy and geodesy as Benjamin explores the use of state-of-the-art gravimeters and instrumented celestial cameras. Prepare to be amazed by the precise and accurate elevation data they provide!

Join us for a night of intellectual stimulation while enjoying space-themed drinks, engaging games, raffles, glow sticks, and incredible company. Astronomy on Tap is the perfect blend of science and entertainment, creating an unforgettable experience for all!


July 20, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
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Astronomy on Tap Baton Rouge
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Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
3353 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 United States
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+1 (225) 383-7018
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