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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, June 7, 2021
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"South Pole Cosmology" & "Black Holes Illuminate Galaxies"
Junhan Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Britt Lundgren, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of North Carolina, Asheville,
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Why do astronomers go to the South Pole to study the Big Bang? How do black holes illuminate distant galaxies? Join us to learn these answers and more at a night of science on Monday, May 10th at 7:30PM PDT. We'll host two ~15 minute talks, Q&A, and then follow it up with interactive, astronomical pub trivia. Bring a drink!

Join the YouTube Livestream here:

7:30 p.m. - Using Gorging Supermassive Black Holes to Illuminate Distant Galaxies
8:00 p.m. - Exploring the Universe from the South Pole
8:30 p.m. - Astro-themed Pub Trivia

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. Originally held at Der Wolfskopf bar in Old Town Pasadena, we have moved online to virtual events since March 2020.

Each event consists of two ~15-minute informal science talks given by researchers in astronomy, physics, and space science followed by Q&A. The second half of the night is devoted to astronomy-themed pub trivia with lots of interaction with the audience. 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].