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Astronomy on Tap
Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM-9:00 PMFree
Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall
4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States + Google Map
Registration not required. FREE. Open to the public. All ages welcome! Free parking Urban Chestnut east side lot, or street.
Two short talks on science, trivia in the middle, prizes at the end, and soft drinks, beer, and food available for purchase the whole time!
Featured Speakers & Topics:
Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe
Andrés A. Plazas Malagón, Ph.D., Associate Research Scholar, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
In 1998 two separate teams of researchers, contrary to expectations, observed our expanding universe is accelerating. What is the mysterious force behind this acceleration? We don’t know, but we call it dark energy; and it is one of the most important problems in modern physics. And the fate of our runaway universe? It might depend on what dark energy is.
What Do Gravitational Waves Tell Us About Black Holes?
Francesc Ferrer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis
A concept predicted by Einstein’s theory of gravity, gravitational waves opened a new window into the study of the Universe. The direct measurement of gravitational waves from the merging of two black holes in 2015 is one of the most fascinating discoveries in all of Physics. In fact, detecting gravitational waves is one of the strongest pieces of evidence that black holes exist!
Astronomy on Tap and Science Distilled STL are brought to you in partnership with The Academy of Science – St. Louis. Special thanks to program sponsor, the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.