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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, September 28, 2020
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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"The Planet Nine Hypothesis: An Update" and "Mapping our Solar Neighborhood"
Konstantin Batygin, Professor of Planetary Science, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
Jackie Faherty, Senior Scientist, Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History,
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Are you curious what lurks beyond the known planets of our solar system? Come learn about the various efforts to detect Planet 9, brown dwarfs, and other suspected characters hanging out in the outskirts of our solar neighborhood. We'll host two ~15 minute talks, Q&A, and then follow it up with interactive, astronomical pub trivia.

Join the YouTube Livestream here: https://youtu.be/YyRsxwwSf6k

7:30 p.m. - Research Talk #1
8:00 p.m. - Research Talk #2
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.