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Astronomy on Tap: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Special Edition

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

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 Topics and Speakers

The Apollo Moon Landing Sites
Speaker: Christopher Heffner, Ph.D., NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador

That's One Handful of Rocks for an Astronaut, One Giant Mountain of Information for Geologists
Speaker: Mike Krawczynski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

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Science Distilled STL: Rethinking Farming—Farmers as Scientists

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

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:

Tosha Phonix, Food Justice Organizer, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

Peter Webb, Co-Founder and CEO, and Drew Dubis, Communication Director, MARSFarm

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Astronomy on Tap

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

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 Topics and Speakers:

Neutron Stars: The Densest Laboratory in the Universe
Speaker: Alex Haber, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Exploring Black Holes and Neutron Stars with a Telescope Launched from the Antarctic
Speaker: Henric Krawczynski, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Center for Quantum Sensors, Washington University in St. Louis

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Science Distilled STL: Roots & Brews—The Many Roles of Microbes in Our World

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

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:

Rhiannon Vargas, graduate student, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Kurt Driesner, Quality Assurance Manager, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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Astronomy on Tap

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

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 Topics and Speakers:

See the Universe like Superman—Building the X-ray Telescopes of Tomorrow

Speaker: Manel Errando, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Black Holes and Neutron Stars at Their Extremes: 20 Years of Chandra X-ray Observatory Discoveries

Speaker: Mike Nowak, Ph.D., Research Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

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Science Distilled STL: Germs & Geography—Parasites and the Ways They Shape Our World

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

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:

When Does the Bird Get the Germ? Demystifying Malaria in Tropical Birds
Speaker: Emma Young, doctoral candidate, Department of Biology, University of Missouri - St. Louis; founder, Science Distilled STL

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Raccoons and Racism in St. Louis
Speaker: Kelly Lane-deGraaf, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Biological and Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Fontbonne University

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Astronomy on Tap

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

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 Topics and Speakers:

The Dark Side of Light: Light Pollution and the Insect Apocolypse
Speaker: Brett Seymoure, Ph.D., Grossman Family Postdoctoral Fellow, Living Earth Collaborative, Washington University in St. Louis

Black Holes and Neutron Stars at Their Extremes: 20 Years of Chandra X-ray Observatory Discoveries
Speaker: Erika Gibb, Ph.D., Department Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri - St. Louis

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Science Distilled STL: Spikes and Stripes—The Hidden World of Mosses and Bees

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

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 and Topics:

Mossin' Around: The Hidden Lives of Tiny Plants
Speaker: Adam Rembert, Restoration Ecology Assistant, Litzsinger Road Ecology Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Insect Apocalypse? How Citizens and Scientists are Uniting to Support Bees
Speaker: Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Ph.D., Laurance L. Browning, Jr. Assistant Professor, Biological Science Department, Webster University; 2019 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Science Educator

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Astronomy on Tap

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

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 Topics and Speakers:

Black Holes and Disk Warps: Exploring Warped Accretion Disks with X-Ray Polarimetry

Featured Speaker: Quin Abarr, Graduate Student, Department of Physics, and McDonnell Center Graduate Fellow, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Dark Side of the Universe: Black Holes and Dark Matter

Featured Speaker: James Buckley, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis; 2004 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, The Academy of Science - St. Louis

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Science Distilled STL: BAT NIGHT — Natural History. Seed Dispersal. Human Disease Connections.

Zoom , United States

A FREE, ON-LINE Socially Distant Science Happy Hour

Open to the public. All ages welcome! The fun starts 7PM, this Monday, April 13! CLICK Find Out More for the link to join us on Monday, April 13, 7PM, CST!

Are you confused by all the talk of bats and the novel coronavirus? Or more generally, are you a bat fan? Or maybe you just wish you could still attend a science happy hour in these strange times? Well we can help you out! We're going on-line with our April event, so we can still have our science happy hour while hunkering down. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and settle in. We'll be bringing you THREE speakers instead of the usual two, and things are going to get pretty batty!

The lineup!

Show Me Bats: A Day in the Life of Missouri Bats
Featured Speaker: Jenny Mullikin, Ph.D., student, Department of Biology, Saint Louis University

Too Much Sauce: When Spicy Fruit Defenses Repel Bat Seed Dispersers
Featured Speaker: Justin Baldwin, Ph.D., student, Department of Biology, Saint Louis University

Bats and Human Diseases: What's the Relationship and How Does it Affect Us?
Featured Speaker: Juan Moreira-Hernandez, Ph.D., candidate, Department of Biology and Harris World Ecology Center, University of Missouri - St. Louis

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Astronomy on Tap

YouTube Live St. Louis, MO, United States

A FREE, ONLINE Socially Distant Astronomy Happy Hour

FREE. Open to the public. All ages welcome! Registration not required. CLICK the Event Information link below for the YouTube Live link to join us on May 11 at 7PM CST.

We’re going online with our May event, so we can still have our astronomy happy hour while hunkering down. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and settle in.

The Lineup!

Reading the Martian Rock Record: Stories from a Previously Habitable World
Featured Speaker: Kirsten L. Siebach, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Rice University

Back to the Surface: Scouting Lunar Landing Sites from Orbit
Featured Speaker: Ryan Watkins, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute

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Astronomy on Tap

YouTube Live St. Louis, MO, United States

A FREE, ONLINE Socially Distant Astronomy Sunday Fun Day!

FREE. Open to the public. All ages welcome! Registration not required. CLICK the Event Information link below for the YouTube Live link to join us on June 28 at 1PM CST.

We’re online with our June event. Avoid the midday heat and grab a drink and a bite to eat and settle in!

The Lineup!

Finding the Earliest Quasars
Featured Speaker: Sophie Reed, Ph.D., Associate Professional Specialist, Department of Astrophysical Science, Princeton University

Black Astronomy
Featured Speaker: Ashley Walker, Research Assistant, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Astrochemist, and Planetary Scientist, Chicago State University

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Astronomy on Tap Celebrates Spanish Heritage Month

YouTube Live, St. Louis, MO United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNPkic4YrM8

A FREE, ONLINE Socially Distant Astronomy Monday Fun Day!

FREE. Open to the public. All ages welcome! Registration not required. Click the YouTube link above to join!

It's a Monday Fun Day with Astronomy on Tap in Spanish at 7PM, CST, this Monday, September 28, via YouTube Live. Astronomy on tap STL celebrates Spanish Heritage Month with its first ever broadcast in Spanish. Our guests, Luz Maria Martinez with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Dr. Elena Manjavacas with the W. M. Keck Observatory, will talk to us about the study of radiation on Mars and the search for planets.

¡Acompáñennos en nuestro primer evento en español! ¡Abierto a todos! Haga clic en el enlace de YouTube de arriba para unirse.

Nuestras invitadas, Luz María Martinez (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) y la Dra. Elena Manjavacas (W. M. Keck Observatory), nos hablarán acerca del estudio de la radiación en Marte y de la búsqueda de planetas.

¡ADOLESCENTES! ¡Muchos maestros ofrecen crédito adicional por asistir a los eventos de la Academia! ¡Consulta con tu maestro hoy!

TEENS! Many teachers offer extra credit for attending Academy events! Check with your teacher today!

Astronomy on Tap is brought to you in partnership with The Academy of Science – St. Louis and JPL Solar System Ambassador, Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón. Astronomy on Tap Celebrates Spanish Heritage Month is presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis. Special thanks to Astronomy on Tap program sponsor, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics.

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Astronomy on Tap

YouTube Live St. Louis, MO, United States

An Online Socially Distant Monday Astronomy Fun Day!

FREE! Open to the public. All ages welcome! Registration not required. CLICK the Event Information button below for more information and the YouTube link to join on November 30, 7PM, CST.

The Lineup!

Space Fungi: How Can Something Grow Where it's Impossible to Survive?
Featured Speaker: Daniel P. Agustinho, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, The Doering Lab, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Studying the Oldest Light in the Universe
Featured Speaker: Johanna Nagy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Astronomy on Tap is brought to you in partnership with The Academy of Science – St. Louis and JPL Solar System Ambassador, Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón. Presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis. Special thanks to Astronomy on Tap program sponsor, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics.

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Astronomy on Tap: The Dark Universe

YouTube Live St. Louis, MO, United States

A FREE online socially distant Monday Astronomy Fun Day! Open to ALL! Registration not required. CLICK the Event Information button below for more information and the YouTube link to join on Monday, January 25, 7PM, CST! Grab a drink, a snack, and settle in from the comfort of home for a fascinating look at the Dark Universe.

The Lineup!

Weighing the Dark Universe
Featured Speaker: Rutuparna Das, Ph.D., astrophysicist, NASA Universe of Learning and the Chandra X-ray Center, Harvard University | Smithsonian

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Seeing the Dark Universe
Featured Speaker: Ami Choi, Ph.D., Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University

The Dark Universe is an Astronomy on Tap Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and JPL Solar System Ambassador, Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón, presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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Astronomy on Tap: Conversation with an Astronaut

YouTube Live St. Louis, MO, United States

FREE! Open to the public. All ages welcome! Registration not required. CLICK the Event Information button below for more information and the YouTube link to join on June 7, 7PM, CST. Grab a drink, a snack, and settle in from the comfort of home for a special one-hour conversation (driven by you) with astronaut, St. Louis native, and Washington University in St. Louis alum, Bob Behnken!

Featured Speaker: Colonel Robert Behnken, Ph.D., astronaut, NASA

Bob Behnken was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2000 and is a veteran of three space flights. A native of Missouri, Colonel Behnken flew space shuttle missions STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-130 in February 2010. He most recently served as Joint operations Commander on the first crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the Demo-2 mission, which landed on August 2, 2020. He has accumulated 93 days in space and 61 hours of extra-vehicular activity time during ten spacewalks.

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Astronomy on Tap at Astronomy Fest: Beautiful Science—Combining the Art of Astrophotography with the Pursuit of Science Data

West End Picnic Site at Tower Grove Park JP4P+M2 St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Space and seating is limited. Advance registration is strongly recommended. Click the event name, or the orange Event Information button, for more information and to register! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or picnic blankets.

Drinks and food will be available to purchase on site from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided by Paraquad’s Deaf Way Interpreting Services for this talk.

Featured Speaker: Pamela Gay, Ph.D., Program Director & Executive Producer, CosmoQuest; Senior Education and Communication Specialist and Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute; Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Awards 2012 Science Educator Award recipient, The Academy of Science - St. Louis

It doesn't matter if you're taking your own images or creating new compositions from archived data, your beautiful pictures may put you on the pathway to doing science. You can help scientists better understand our universe while creating your own stunning views of the skies we all share. No telescope required!

September's Astronomy on Tap is being presented at Astronomy Fest! Take a trip to the stars & beyond at Tower Grove Park’s first-ever Astronomy Festival! Enjoy a full day of festivities for all ages at this free, public event on Sat, Sep 10, 2022.

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Rescheduled New Date! Astronomy Festival Telescope Viewings & Night Hikes in Tower Grove Park

Tower Grove Park 4256 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Since the evening components of the Astronomy Festival on September 10 were cancelled due to inclement weather, we have rescheduled them! Hope you can come out and enjoy!

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration is not required!

6:30pm-8:30pm: sunset stargazing + telescope viewing
West End Picnic Site

Get a special view of the moon, planets, and stars through telescopes provided by St. Louis Astronomical Society and the St. Louis Science Center. We expect to be able to view a full moon, as well as Saturn and possibly Jupiter.

6:30pm-8:00pm: night hikes
West End Picnic Site (meeting location)/ Gaddy Bird Garden

Naturalists from the Missouri Department of Conservation will lead a series of guided walks through the West End of the park to search for night critters that call Tower Grove Park home. We’ll listen for owls, look for eyeshine, and see moths and more in the dark. Walks are 20-30 minutes long and will be walk-up within the time range. Expect tour departures around 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m.

Astronomy Festival Telescope Viewings & Night Hikes are a public science partnership of Astronomy on Tap St. Louis, the St. Louis Astronomical Society, Tower Grove Park, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, Missouri Department of Conservation, and The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

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Black Holes and Supercomputers

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Urban Chestnut in The Grove, 4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Space and seating is limited. Arrive early! Registration not required. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend.

Drinks and food will be available to purchase on site.

Featured Speaker: Andrew West, Ph.D., Department of Physics, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Astronomy on Tap - St. Louis is a series of science education and public outreach events presented in partnership with The Academy of Science - St. Louis, the Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis, the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, and the JPL Solar System Ambassadors Program. Astronomy on Tap is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

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Astronomy on Tap at Astronomy Fest: The Universe is Teeming with Planets, but Where Does the Earth Stand Among Them?

Stone Shelter in Tower Grove Park 4490 Nortthwest Drive, St. Louis, MO, United States

Stone Shelter at Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration not required. Middle and high school students and Junior Academy members, welcome and encouraged to attend. Presentation is on an LED screen. Space and seating is limited. This is an outdoor lecture - please plan to bring your own folding chairs or picnic blankets!

Drinks (tea, soda, water) and food will be available to purchase on site. Food for sale by Spud Shack. Food and drinks from Dynamic Dishes from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Audio description services provided by MindsEye Radio. ASL Interpretation Services provided by AMB Interpreting Services.

Featured Speaker: Tansu Daylan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, and Member, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Exploration of planets beyond our Solar System, i.e., exoplanets, continues to fuel our wonder and motivates us to seek bold answers to outstanding questions in planet formation, evolution, and orbital migration. Since its launch in 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has been pivotal in expanding our catalog of known exoplanets. The telescope has enabled us to identify over 6,700 TESS Objects of Interest (TOIs) that are being monitored by ground-based observatories to potentially confirm their planetary nature. The wide-field cameras of TESS have extended Kepler Space Telescope's previous search for small exoplanets to bright stars across the celestial sphere, enabling the discovery of worlds particularly amenable to atmospheric characterization. The confirmed exoplanets constitute a plethora of Earth-sized worlds to gas giants with a wide distribution of temperatures, allowing us to explore their rich atmospheric properties during transit using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). More recently, the successful launch and commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has facilitated new leaps in our ability to characterize exoatmospheres at infrared wavelengths, leading to the first spectral detection of carbon dioxide on an exoplanet.

September's Astronomy on Tap is being presented at Astronomy Fest! Take a trip to the stars & beyond at Tower Grove Park’s second annual Astronomy Festival! Enjoy a full day of festivities for all ages at this free, public event on Sat, Sep 30, 2023.

Astronomy on Tap - St. Louis is a series of science education and public outreach events presented in partnership with The Academy of Science - St. Louis, the Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis, the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, and the JPL Solar System Ambassadors Program. Astronomy on Tap is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

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