AoT C’ville is returning to in person events! Our next event will take place on Tuesday, October 26th (postponed from previous Oct 25th due to weather) at Champion Grill – Stonefield from 7-9pm EDT. We’ll be set up outside and have our usual set of astronomy themed talks and trivia.
To take advantage of the amazing outdoor space at Champion’s Stonefield location, we’ll also have telescopes set up by members of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society for night sky viewing. Come join us for what’s sure to be a fun night in our return to in person events. Since this event is so close to Halloween, costumes are also highly encouraged!!! Note that this location is different than previous Champion events as we will be hosting this at their Stonefield location! Make sure to attend the correct venue.
Astronomy on Tap – Charlottesville is going virtual!
Our first live streamed AoT-Cville event will take place Monday, August 10th from 7-9pm via Zoom webinar. Registration is free, but required to get the Zoom link for viewing. You can register very easily here: http://bit.ly/AoTCvilleWeb And check out our Facebook event page via this link.
As usual, we’ll have Astronomy themed talks, trivia, and prizes targeted at all ages and experience levels. Preceding our main event will be a live streamed cider tasting from the folks at Albermarle Ciderworks (7:00-7:30pm EDT). Stay tuned to this event page for information regarding deals and pick up orders from Ciderworks for the event.
Taking advantage of the live stream aspect, we’ll have talks from Charlottesville astronomy’s past and present.
Ed Murphy (current UVA professor): on the upcoming Perseid meteor shower and the night sky
Al Wooten (NRAO scientist): on ALMA
Nicole Gugliucci (past UVA graduate student; currently an Assistant Professor at Saint Anselm College): on radio astronomy and citizen science
We’ll also be keeping things as interactive/fun as possible with our usual trivia interspersed throughout the talks and even mailing out some prizes. We’re excited to bring Astronomy on Tap back to the Charlottesville community and hope you are too! Please share this event and invite friends/family from all over the world to join in our AoT-C’ville community.
Our next Astronomy on Tap event will take place Monday, August 5th at Champion Brewing starting at 6:30pm and continuing until 8:30pm! Our theme this month is all about the Chandra X-ray Telescope and celebrating its 20 years since launch!
We will have three Astronomy talks by professional Astronomers and Chandra themed prizes and trivia all throughout the night! After AoT ends, join Champion Brewing for an Astronomy themed movie. It’s sure to be a great night!
Speakers and Topics: Craig Sarazin – The History of Chandra Bri Mills – X-ray Light Echoes Ilse Cleeves – Chandra/ALMA Observations of Young Flaring Stars