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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, October 17, 2022
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Exploding Stars" and "Plato and the Fundamental Nature of Gravity"
Abigail Polin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Spiros Michalakis, Staff Scientist, Institute for Quantum Information & Matter, Caltech,
  • Public Event

Did Plato know the truth about universal gravitation and the theory of relativity? What happens when a star explodes in a supernova? Join us Monday, October 17th 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. - The Lost Dialogue of Plato and the Fundamental Nature of Gravity
8:15 p.m. - Stars That Go Boom in the Night
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].