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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, January 24, 2022
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Don't Look Up" and "Astronomy without Astronomers"
Amy Mainzer, Professor, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona,
Dmitry Duev, Software Engineer, Weights and Biases,
  • Public Event

How do scientists discover space objects that might impact Earth, and can they be identified using machine learning techniques?Join us Monday, January 24th at 7:30PM PST for an evening of astronomy as we discuss potentially hazardous asteroids and the future of doing astronomy with machine learning techniques. 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. - Don't Look Up: The Science of Near-Earth Objects
8:00 p.m. - Astronomy without Astronomers
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].