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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, January 11, 2021
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"The Cosmic Gold Rush" and "The Secret to Building the Biggest Galaxies: Cannibalism"
Igor Andreoni, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Rachel Bezanson, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh,
  • Public Event

How do galaxies grow as they age? How has the universe changed since the Big Bang? How are heavy elements created? What are the events causing the gravitational waves we detect on Earth? Join us for a night of science on Monday, January 11th at 7:30PM PST. 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. - The Secret to Building the Biggest Galaxies: Cannibalism
8:00 p.m. - The Cosmic Gold Rush
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].