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Astronomy on Tap

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Space Settlements" and "Planetary Compositions"
Zach Weinersmith, Author and Cartoonist, "A City on Mars" and "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal",
Maria Camarca, PhD Candidate, Department of Planetary Science, Caltech,
  • Public Event


Can we settle space; should we settle space; and have we really thought this through? How do the compositions and surfaces of various planets in our Solar System differ? Join us Monday, February 26th 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 with telescopes! There will additionally be a book signing by author and cartoonist Zach Weinersmith, signing his new book: A City on Mars.

7:30 p.m. - A City on Mars: Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through?
8:15 p.m. - The Many Fabrics of Our Solar System: Texture, Color, and Meaning
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].