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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, January 29, 2024
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Planetary Paparazzi" and "Legends of the Night Sky"
Niyati Desai, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Kaustav Das, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Public Event

How do we take photographs of planets around other stars? What are some of the legends and myths to explain the objects in the night sky? Join us Monday, January 29th 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!

7:30 p.m. - Planetary Paparazzi: Engineering Telescopes for Exoplanet Close-Ups
8:15 p.m. - The Starry Tapestry: Myths and Legends of the Night Sky
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].