Astronomy at the rendezvous |

How do scientists study the atmospheres of planets that orbit other stars, light years away from us? How do we transmit data from dozens of NASA interplanetary missions around the solar system? Join us on Monday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of astronomy as we discuss these topics and more on our next Astronomy on Tap. We’ll have two lectures of approximately 15 minutes, Q&A, then follow with interactive and astronomical pub trivia, guided stargazing and live music in our in person Astro at the rendezvous!

7:30 p.m. – How to build an instrument in 365 days to study the atmospheres of exoplanets
8:00 p.m. – The Deep Space Network: Science across the Solar System
8:30 p.m. – Astro-themed quiz

About the series

Astronomy on Tap is a national phenomenon where professional astronomers give informal science talks in local bars with pub anecdotes and audience interaction. Caltech scientists host the Los Angeles Chapter of Astronomy on Tap one Monday a month. We now hold events on the outdoor patio of the Dog Haus Biergarten in Old Town Pasadena (with inexpensive parking a block away).

Each event consists of two informal scientific lectures of approximately 15 minutes given by researchers in astronomy, physics and space sciences, followed by questions and answers. The second half of the night is dedicated to astronomy-themed trivia with plenty of interaction with the audience. For more information and recordings of past events, please visit the Caltech Astro Outreach website and the Caltech Astro YouTube page.

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