AoT C’ville #9 – via Zoom!

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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.

AoT C’ville #8 @ Three Notch’d Brewing – Feb 17th, 2020

Our 8th Astronomy on Tap – C’ville event will take place at Three Notch’d Brewing Company on Monday, February 17th from 7-9pm. This event is free to attend and open to all ages! We’ll have astronomy talks, trivia, and prizes all night.

Make sure to get there early to put in your food orders and to drink in the universe with local UVA astronomers. We’ll be located in the back room of Three Notch’d.

Our top prize for the night will be the book ‘Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World’!!

Check out our speakers and topics for the night:
– Whitney Wills Richardson (UVA): All about the Fan Mountain Observatory
– Allison Towner (UVA/NRAO): Scientific Uncertainty/How we get less wrong with time
– Mary Brewer (UVA): Exoplanetary detection with space satellites

Our Facebook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/513546559519610/

AoT C’ville #7 @ Three Notch’d Brewing – Dec 2nd, 2019

Astronomy on Tap – C’ville returns to Three Notch’d Brewing Company on Monday, December 2nd from 7-9pm for astronomy talks, trivia, and prizes. This event is free to attend and open to all ages!

Make sure to get there early to put in your food orders and to drink in the universe with local UVA astronomers. We’ll be located in the back room of Three Notch’d.

We’ll have talks targeted at a general audience by UVA astronomers Dr. Shane Davis, Molly Finn, and Eric Willis with topics ranging from black holes to finding the origins of life in comets. It should be a fun night for everyone!

Our Facebook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/941731252893285/

We hope to see you there!

AoT C’ville #6 @ Champion Brewing – Oct 7th, 2019

Come join us for our next Astronomy on Tap event at Champion Brewing Company on October 7th at 6:30pm. We will have astronomy talks by professional astronomers as well as astronomy themed trivia and prizes throughout the night!

Facebook event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/455693148620395/

Our theme for the night is the search for life beyond our Solar System. This event is free and open to all ages!

Since the event takes place in October, wear your favorite Astronomy themed costume to get an extra prize! If we have enough people in costume we may even do a costume contest 🙂

After the AoT talks end, Champion will be showing an astronomy themed movie starting at 8:30pm.

Speakers and Topics:
Dr. Casey Lisse (Johns Hopkins APL): The prospects for life around nearby stars and 1I/Oumuamua, The First Large Body Detected Coming From Another Solar System
Abby Waggoner (UVA): “The Origins of Us” – How Molecular clouds collapse and form planets!

AoT C’ville #5 @ Champion Brewing – Aug 5th, 2019

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

Our Facebook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/377503473167751/

AoT C’ville #4 @ Champion

Come learn about the Universe with Astronomy on Tap!

Astronomy on Tap events are hosted around the world. You will interact with professional and amateur astronomers as they share their knowledge of the cosmos in an informal venue. Each event consists of two or three short talks on an astronomy-related topic. Between talks, you can test your knowledge with trivia and games to win astronomy-themed prizes! We hope you will join us at this free and family-friendly event!

The next Astronomy on Tap event in Charlottesville will begin at 6:30 PM on Monday, June 3rd at Champion Brewing. Arrive early to get a good seat (and put in your drink order)! The event will end around 8:30 PM, but you are welcome to come and go at your leisure.

Following Astronomy on Tap, Champion will host their movie night with the space-western “Serenity” at 8:30 PM.

Speakers:
TBD