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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, December 6, 2021
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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JWST and the Search for the First Galaxies
Christina Williams, Research Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona,
Justin Spilker, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University,
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NASA's new flagship space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, was designed to discover and study the first galaxies to form in our universe. Join us Monday, December 6th at 7:30PM PST for an evening of astronomy as we discuss these cosmic giants across the universe, and what we think JWST will reveal after its launch in a few weeks. 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/Xqs1SAiwAnc

7:30 p.m. - The Search for the First Galaxies with JWST
8:00 p.m. - Magnifying the Earliest Galaxies
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 chummels@caltech.edu.