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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, April 26, 2021
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"The First Stars and Galaxies in the Universe"
Evan Nuñez, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Rebecca Larson, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, Austin,
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The search is on to find the very first structures to form in the universe, the first stars and the first galaxies, using new telescopes coming online now. Come learn what these discoveries may tell us about the evolution of the universe and how it affects us today. Join us for a night of science on Monday, April 26th at 7:30PM PDT. We'll host two ~15 minute talks, Q&A, and then follow it up with interactive, astronomical pub trivia. Bring a drink!

Join the YouTube Livestream here: https://youtu.be/iKPkgCIzfiQ

6:30 p.m. - The Search for the First Galaxies
7:00 p.m. - Metals from the First Stars
7:30 p.m. - Astro-themed Pub Trivia

About the Series

Astronomy on Tap is a nation-wide phenomenon where professional astronomers give informal science talks in local bars with accompanying pub trivia and interactions with the public. Scientists at Caltech organize the Los Angeles Chapter of Astronomy on Tap one Monday a month. Originally held at Der Wolfskopf bar in Old Town Pasadena, we have moved online to virtual events since March 2020.

Each event consists of two ~15-minute informal science talks given by researchers in astronomy, physics, and space science followed by Q&A. The second half of the night is devoted to astronomy-themed pub trivia with lots of interaction with the audience. For more information and recordings of past events, please see the Caltech Astro Outreach website and the Caltech Astro YouTube page.

For more information, please contact Cameron Hummels by email at chummels@caltech.edu.