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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, February 28, 2022
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Black Holes" and "Binary Stars"
Ron Tso, PhD Candidate, Department of Physics, Caltech,
Ylva Götberg, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Observatories,
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How do our theories of gravity break down in the extreme environments close to a black hole? What happens when stars get too close to each other? Join us Monday, February 28th at 7:30PM PST for an evening of astronomy as we discuss these questions 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. Bring a drink!

Join the YouTube Livestream here:

7:30 p.m. - Dancing Black Holes
8:00 p.m. - Interacting Binary Stars: From the Computer to the Universe and Back
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].