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Astronomy on Tap

Friday, February 10, 2023
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Planetary Detection" and "Space Volcanoes" in Death Valley
Max Goldberg, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Katherine de Kleer, Assistant Professor, Department of Planetary Science, Caltech,
  • Public Event

What are things like on the Jupiter's moon, Io, with the highest density of active volcanoes in the solar system? How many planetary objects in our solar system go undetected by current telescopes? Join us on February 10th at 7:30PM for an evening of astronomy as we discuss these topics and more at a very special Astronomy on Tap in Death Valley! We'll host two ~15 minute talks, Q&A, and then follow it up with interactive, astronomical pub trivia and guided stargazing all in a pristine dark-sky location as part of the Death Valley Dark Sky Festival! Event will be held at the Badwater Saloon, at Stovepipe Wells, in Death Valley National Park. As always this event is free and open to all. No reservations are needed--just show up!

7:30 p.m. - Not all those who wander are planets
8:15 p.m. - The Solar System's Volcanic Wonderland
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.

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. 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].