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Astronomy on Tap Tucson #98: Dark Energy + Colliding Worlds

May 21 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM MST

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Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap, Space Drafts, presents its 98th edition! On tap this month, we have NSF NOIRLab astronomer Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory graduate student Arin Avsar! Plus, you won’t want to miss Astronomy in the News with Drs. Jackie Champagne and Danny Krolikowski!

The Expanding Universe and the Mystery of Dark Energy – Yuanyuan Zhang


When Worlds Collide – Arin Avsar

This month, we’ll be joined by NSF NOIRLab astronomer Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang talking about dark energy and the expanding universe and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory grad student Arin Avsar telling us about colliding worlds. And Steward postdocs Jackie Champagne and Danny Krolikowski will be telling us all about the latest and greatest astronomical news!

We’ll be out on the patio of Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ, accessible via stairs and a ramp) at 7:30pm MST on May 21. There is street parking near the venue, and several bus lines run to the Toole/7th Ave. bus stop right next door. If you’re feeling up for a bit of walking, the Sun Link street car runs to Congress/6th Ave (if going westbound) or SL/Broadway/Church (if going eastbound), about half a mile away from Borderlands. And you can also join us online at bit.ly/SpaceDrafts98 if you can’t make it in person!

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


May 21
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM MST
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Borderlands Brewing Company
119 E Toole Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85701 United States
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(520) 955-9826
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