Astronomy on Tap

Scientists, educators, writers, artists & more reveal how they explore the universe at a bar near you!

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Each FREE event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Presenters are from local research and educational institutions. In NYC these include AMNH, Columbia, CUNY, NYU, Princeton, Yale, Rutgers, and more. 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)! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably tag along for the beer.

Astronomy on Tap was created in NYC by Meg Schwamb, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan). NYC events are currently organized by Emily Rice, an astronomer and professor at the College of Staten Island, with the help of Brian Levine, astrophysics educator at the American Museum of Natural History. Astronomy on Tap in Columbus is organized by Demitri Muna, a researcher at the Ohio State University. Astronomy on Tap CT is organized by Steph LaMassa, a postdoctoral associate at Yale University. Satellite locations are in development in other cities.

Our lovely logo is by the multi-talented Dr. Alex Parker

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2 thoughts on “Astronomy on Tap

  1. Greetings fellow stargazers!

    I am interested in contributing to any effort bringing an recurring “Astronomy On Tap” event to the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. I am not a professional scientist, but am trying to get into the science education and outreach field … and I like beer. Arizona produces a lot of space science and the people here have a better than average relationship with their public lands and dark skies and, although the Valley is quite spread out we have a thriving nightlife as well. I have experience in A/V tech, event organization, and amateur astronomy and know a few folks (a/v tech, science teachers, etc.) who might also be able to help out.

    Please let me know if you have any plans for Arizona or know any astronomers who might want some help starting an event.

    Thanks!

    Jarred

    • There are a lot of professional astronomers nearby in Tucson and Tempe so there is a strong possibility we can start an event series there! Send us an email (astronomy on tap at gmail – no spaces)!

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