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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, September 11, 2023
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Supermassive Black Holes" and "Why Stars Form"
Joanna Piotrowska-Karpov, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Mike Grudić, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Observatories,
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How do supermassive black holes change their host galaxies? How do stars form and why do they exist at all? Join us Monday, September 11th at 7:30PM 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, live rock music, and guided stargazing at our next Astro on Tap!

7:30 p.m. - How Supermassive Black Holes Shape Their Host Galaxies
8:15 p.m. - Why Are Stars?
9:00 p.m. - Astro-themed Pub Trivia Answers and Prizes

About the Series

Astronomy on Tap is a global 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. Event is free and open to all. No reservations necessary. 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].