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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, May 20, 2024
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Supermassive Black Holes" and "Ocean Worlds"
Jean Somalwar, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Kevin Hand, Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
  • Public Event

How do the largest black holes in the universe form? Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? Join us Monday, May 20th 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!

7:30 p.m. - How do Supermassive Black Holes Form?
8:15 p.m. - Alien Oceans and the Search for Life in the Depths of Space
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].