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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, May 23, 2022
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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The Science of Star Trek and Star Wars
Michael Wong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Institute,
Cameron Hummels, Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
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How farfetched are the scientific ideas portrayed in popular science fiction? Are the concepts surrounding aliens, robots, warp speed, and The Force grounded in reality, and how close is humanity to developing these technologies? Join us Monday, May 23rd at 7:30PM PDT for an evening of astronomy as we discuss the science of Star Trek and Star Wars 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: https://youtu.be/ueHlJUWT-uk

7:30 p.m. - The Science of Star Trek
8:00 p.m. - The Science of Star Wars
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].