Tucson, AZ



Join Dr. Travis Rector, professor of astronomy at the University of Alaska Anchorage and author of the amazing book “Coloring the Universe: An Insider’s Look at Making Spectacular Images of Space”, as he describes the science and art of making those images of space that often leave us awestruck.

As a holiday bonus, Dr. Rector will have copies of his book available for $40 (20% off retail), just in time for gift giving season!


December 5, 7pm, at the Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson AZ).
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Astronomy on Tap TUS is held one Wednesday of every month at one of Tucson’s finest microbreweries, The Borderlands Brewing Company (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucsonat 7.00pm.
It’s organized 
by professional astronomers Dr. Monika Soraisam (NOAO) & Dr. Stacey Alberts (Steward Observatory) and intrepid grad student, Shane Stone (LPL)

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Everything you spend on t-shirts or other swag goes directly to outreach. We work with local schools & colleges, as well as organizing Astronomy Nights and much else. If you are an educator and need a speaker for class, or a tour of one of the observatories around Tucson organized, get in touch with us (our emails are up top on our personal pages)!

You can find some pictures from previous things we’ve organized here!


Originally started as a talk series by Vanessa Bailey and Rob Zellem, Space Drafts ended up with Gautham Narayan, Sarah Morrison, and Evan Schneider (as we still call ourselves because AoTTUS is pretty tortured) now comes with

  • trivia (we have cool prizes to give away)
  • star-gazing (if the monsoon cooperates)
  • a local food truck serving up deliciousness
  • and puppies (no really, we have mascots)

Now in our third year, Space Drafts is helmed by Monika Soraisam, Stacey Alberts, and Shane Stone and they’ve got even more cunning plans!



Miss out on a previous talk? No worries! We’ve got a bunch of them recorded:




We’re generously hosted by Mike Mallozzi & his team at the award-winning Borderlands Brewing Co.! These guys are the best! Tip your bartenders!