Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 4: AoT HD (Heidelberg, Germany)

Tuesday, September 4: AoT EDI #6 (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Wednesday, September 5: AoT Louisville (Louisville, KY)

Wednesday, September 5: AoT Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

Thursday, September 6: AoT Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

Thursday, September 6: AoT SATX (San Antonio, TX)

Wednesday, September 12: AoT BR (Baton Rouge, LA)

Wednesday, September 12: AoT LAN (Lansing, MI)

Wednesday, September 12: AoT Tucson (Tucson, AZ)

Thursday, September 13: AoT BCS #6 (Bryan, TX)

Tuesday, September 18: AoT CHI: A Night of Ice & Fire (Chicago, IL)

Tuesday, September 18: Aot ATX #48 (Austin, TX)

Wednesday, September 19: AoT NYC: I Can See Uranus – A Space-Comedy Special! (Brooklyn, NY)

Thursday, September 20: AoT Davis (Davis, CA)

Monday, September 24: AoT Leiden (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Monday, September 24: AoT Oslo #11 (Oslo, Norway)

Monday, September 24: AoT STL (St. Louis, MO) Launch Event!

Tuesday, September 25: AoT Bonn #1 (Bonn, Germany) Launch Event!

Tuesday, September 25: AoT CO (Boulder, CO)

Wednesday, September 26: AoT SEA (Seattle, WA)

Thursday, September 27: AoT PGH (Pittsburgh, A)

Monday, October 1: AoT LA (Los Angeles, CA)

Tuesday, October 2: AoT Triangle (Durham, NC)

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What to Expect

Astronomy on Tap is not your typical science lecture. Each event features several short accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets around other stars to supermassive black holes to the beginning of the Universe.

Presenters are your neighbors, who also happen to be scientists and educators at local research and educational institutions or their collaborators and friends who are visiting or passing through town. This is their chance to share their most recent research results, experiment with new ways of explaining their explorations of the Universe, and to be honest about which over-hyped results are complete and utter bull sh–.

We strive for a relaxed and informal atmosphere (okay, fine, the booze helps), and there is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably tag along for the beer.

Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge, and you could even win Neil Tyson’s Trash Treasures (TM) in NYC! But don’t tell Neil Tyson lest he wise up and change the lock on his office door. 😉