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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, February 13, 2023
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Supermassive Black Holes" and "The Age of Stars"
Rocio Kiman, Burke Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Peter Boorman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Public Event

How long do stars live and what causes them to "die"? How do we detect the. most massive black holes in the universe? Join us Monday, February 13th 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. - How old is a star?
8:15 p.m. - Shining a Light on Supermassive Black Holes
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 host these free events which are open to all 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].