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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, July 11, 2022
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"Exoplanet Atmospheres" and "The Deep Space Network"
Ashley Baker, 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Joseph Lazio, Project Scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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How do scientists study the atmospheres of planets that orbit around other stars, light-years away from us? How do we transmit data back from the dozens of interplanetary NASA missions around the Solar System? Join us Monday, July 11th at 7:30PM for an evening of astronomy 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, guided stargazing, and live music at our in-person Astro on Tap!

7:30 p.m. - How to Build an Instrument in 365 Days to Study Exoplanet Atmospheres
8:00 p.m. - The Deep Space Network: Science from Across the Solar System
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. We're now hosting events 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. 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].