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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, September 26, 2022
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Life Finds a Way" and "Not All Who Wander Are Planets"
Ivey Davis, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Max Goldberg, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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Is the idea of the "habitable zone" where other planets might host life a realistic idea when dealing with life of an unknown origin? Are all objects wandering our Solar System really planets, and what defines a planet anyway? Join us Monday, September 26th 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. - Life Finds a Way
8:15 p.m. - Not All Who Wander Are Planets
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].