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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, June 24, 2024
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Astro Visualization" and "Machine Learning"
Robert Hurt, Senior Scientist, IPAC, Caltech,
Xander Hall, Student, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Public Event

How do scientists visualize astronomical phenomena that they cannot see? How can astronomers use machine learning to classify different types of supernovae? Join us Monday, June 24th 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, and guided stargazing with telescopes!

7:30 p.m. - When Data Isn't Enough: Illustrating Astrophysics for the Public
8:15 p.m. - Using Machine Learning and Citizen Science to Classify Supernovae
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].