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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, August 15, 2022
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Weird Exoplanets" and "Exploding Exomoons"
Jennifer Burt, Staff Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Apurva Oza, Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
  • Public Event

Is our Solar System a typical planetary system or is it unique and weird? Is it possible for moons around exoplanets to explode? Join us Monday, August 15th at 7:30PM for an evening of astronomy as we discuss these topics and more at our next Astronomy on Tap. We'll host two ~15 minute talks, Q&A, and then follow it up with interactive, astronomical pub trivia, guided stargazing, and live music at our in-person Astro on Tap!

7:30 p.m. - Solar System vs Exoplanets: Are We the Weird Kids in the Galaxy?
8:15 p.m. - Exploding Exomoons
9:00 p.m. - Astro-themed Pub Trivia Answers and Prizes

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. We're now hosting events at the outdoor patio of the Dog Haus Biergarten in Old Town Pasadena (with inexpensive parking structure one block away).

Each event consists of two ~15-minute informal science talks given by researchers in astronomy, physics, and space science followed by Q&A. In the intermission periods, we have guided stargazing with telescopes, astro-themed pub trivia, and live music from Jason Achilles and Forrest Mitchell. 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 [email protected].