Upcoming Events

All events are in the USA unless otherwise specified.

Thursday, November 1: AoT HD (Heidelberg, Germany)

Thursday, November 1: AoT Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

Monday, November 5: AoT on Tour Movie Night (Leiden, the Netherlands)

Monday, November 5: AoT LA (Los Angeles, CA)

Tuesday, November 6: AoT Triangle #10 (Durham, NC)

Wednesday, November 7: AoT Bern (Bern, Switzerland)

Wednesday, November 7: AoT Louisville (Louisville, KY)

Wednesday, November 7: AoT Charleston (Charleston, SC) Launch Event!

Wednesday, November 7: AoT BR (Baton Rouge, LA)

Wednesday, November 7: AoT SATX #11 (San Antonio, TX)

Thursday, November 8: AoT BCS #8 (Bryan, TX)

Friday, November 9: AoT T.O. (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Monday, November 12: AoT Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) Launch Event!

Tuesday, November 13: AoT LAN (Lansing, MI)

Wednesday, November 14: AoT EDI (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Wednesday, November 14: AoT/BoT NYC Crossover (Brooklyn, NY)

Wednesday, November 14: AoT PGH (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wednesday, November 14: Space Drafts #53 (Tucson, AZ)

Thursday, November 15 AoT C-U (Urbana, IL)

Thursday, November 15: AoT LV (Las Vegas, NV) Launch Event!

Thursday, November 15: AoT Davis (Davis, CA)

Tuesday, November 20: AoT ATX #50 (Austin, TX)

Monday, November 26: AoT Leiden (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Monday, November 26: AoT Oslo (Oslo, Norway)

Monday, November 26: AoT State College (State College, PA)

Tuesday, November 27: AoT Bonn (Bonn, Germany)

Wednesday, November 28: AoT SEA (Seattle, WA)

Wednesday, November 28: AoT South Bay (San Jose, CA)

Tuesday, December 4: AoT Triangle #11 (Durham, NC)

Saturday, December 8: AoT SD (San Diego, CA)

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List of Past Events


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. 😉