Upcoming Events


Thursday, February 1: AoT HD (Heidelberg, Germany) Orbit Insertion!

Thursday, February 1: AoT Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA) Launch Event!

Monday, February 5: AoT State College #10 (State College, PA)

Tuesday, February 6: AoT Aarhus #5 (Aarhus, Denmark)

Tuesday, February 6: AoT Triangle #5 (Durham, NC)

Wednesday, February 7: AoT SB (Santa Barbara, CA)

Wednesday, February 7: AoT SATX (San Antonio, TX)

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

Monday, February 12: AoT LA (Los Angeles, CA)

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

Tuesday, February 13: AoT SF (San Francisco, CA)

Thursday, February 15: AoT CU (Urbana, IL)

Friday, February 16: AoT SEA (Seattle, WA)

Tuesday, February 20: AoT ATX (Austin, TX)

Wednesday, February 21: AoTNYC – SciFi Night! (Brooklyn, NY)

Wednesday, February 21: Space Drafts 44 (Tucson, AZ)

Thursday, February 22: AoT Louisville (Louisville, KY) Launch as AoT!

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

Monday, February 26: AoT Bozeman (Bozeman, MT)

Monday, February 26: AoT State College #11 (State College, PA)

Tuesday, February 27: AoT Space Coast (Melbourne, FL) Launch Event!

Tuesday, February 27: AoT MTL (Montreal, QC, Canada)

Tuesday, February 27: AoT SD (San Diego, CA)

Wednesday, February 28: AoT Portsmouth – Supernovae (Portsmouth, UK)

Tuesday, March 6: AoT Triangle #6 (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. 😉