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Astronomy Takeover: Drinking with the Stars
April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Curious about the cosmos? Saddle up to a local pub and ponder the universe with an expert.
Presented in partnership with the Harvard Square Business Association. Cheers!
Event held at participating Harvard Square bars & restaurants,
Hong Kong / Astrophysics
Learn about FRBs (fast radio bursts), and the evolution of star-forming galaxies. Other astro-related interests include black holes and magnetars.
Soloniki / Exoplanets
Learn about exoplanet atmospheres, searching for evidence of water or other molecules, with the ultimate goal of finding biosignatures – evidence for alien life.
Russell House Tavern / Astrobiology and Astrobiology
Learn about the foundations of complex life on Earth and other planets, the history of life on Earth, exploring why complex life emerged when it did and how early ecosystems can be preserved in ancient sediments.
Alden & Harlow / Planetary Science and Paleomagnetism
Experimentally investigate the history of magnetic fields present in our Solar System by analyzing meteorites and Apollo lunar samples.
Grendal’s Den / Planetary Science – Pluto, Asteroids & Astrobiology
Learn about an in-situ life detection instrument as a systems engineer; planetary science instruments, human and robotic exploration, and the search for life.
Orinoco / Design, and how it is applied to astro research.
Grafton Street / High Contrast Imaging
Learn about optical instrumentation for high contrast direct imaging of exoplanets and circumstellar disks. Also explore exoplanetary systems, with a particular focus on comets and asteroids in those systems, and the dust that they produce.
Cost: Free. Cash bar. 21+.