Space Drafts Public Talk Series
In a public talk series hosted by Borderland Brewery, space science researchers from the Department of Astronomy, the Lunar and Planetary Lab, UA Physics, the Planetary Science Institute, and NOAO share cutting edge research happening right here in Tucson.
All events, located at the Borderlands Brewery tap room (directions), are free and open to all ages. Dogs welcome too! Events consist of two ~30 minute talks + Q&A. Talks start at 7:30pm; please come a few minutes early to get a seat. Pizza is available that can be purchased by the slice, or you're welcome to bring your own food.
Please direct questions to Sarah Morrison (morrison at lpl.arizona.edu), Gautham Narayan (gnarayan at noao.edu), or Evan Schneider (eschneider at as.arizona.edu).
Please note: our website for future talk listings can now be found at http://astronomyontap.org/locations/tucson-az/. All future events will be posted there.
The Physics of Space Battles (speaker TBD)
Sarah Sutton (LPL): Exploring Mars in 3D
Dr. Ed Prather (UA Astronomy): Exoplanet Jeopardy
Dr. Gautham Narayan (NOAO): Space Drafts and TSO - The Planets!
Decker French (UA Astronomy): Galactic Mergers and Supermassive Black Hole Chaos
Kevin Wagner (UA Astronomy): A World with Three Suns
Dr. Kevin Hainline (UA Astronomy): Hunting for Hidden Supermassive Black Holes
James Keane (LPL): Our Moon's Gravity: Results from the NASA GRAIL Mission
Drs. Stacey Alberts and Jonathan Fraine (Steward Observatory): To Boldly Look Where No One Has Looked Before: The Science of James Webb Space Telescope
Dr. Vishnu Reddy (PSI): Get Rich or Die: Separating Facts from Fiction about Asteroids and Meteors
Dani Della Giustina (LPL): Insider's Scoop: the OSIRIS-REx Mission to Sample an Asteroid
Michelle Thompson (LPL): From outer space to the lab: exploring lunar and asteroid soils
Dr. Chris Impey (UA Astronomy): Our Future in Space!
Margaret Landis (LPL): Cold with a Good Chance of Ice: What Mars Can Teach Us About Climate Change
Dr. Patrick Kelly (UC Berkeley): Deja Vu Supernova!
Dheeraj Golla (UA Physics): A brief history of time keeping
Alex Brummer (UA Physics): The physics of beer
Dr David O'Brien (Planetary Science Institute): The Dawn Mission at Ceres
Sarah Jones (UA Physics): Searching for New Physics with the Large Hadron Collider
Dr Rachael Livermore (University of Texas Austin): Fun Times with Gravitational Lensing
December 9 Dr Jennifer Andrews
November 11 Dr Ian Crossfield
Small Stars, Small Planets
October 21 Dr Theodora Karalidi
Rainbows on Exoplanets: Searching for signs of clouds and life on other worlds
September 23 Dr Kat Volk
The Kuiper Belt: Revealing the History of the Solar System
August 19 Dr Veronica Bray
Pluto: Up Close and Personal
July 15 Jordan Stone
The Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy
June 3 Lisa May Walker
How Galaxies Grow: Unveiling the Mystery of Compact Groups
May 13 Alessondra Springmann
Radar Love: Recent Asteroid and Comet Results from Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar
April 15 Dr. Colette Salyk
Origins of Planets
March 11 Rob Zellem
Exoplanets: Finding Life in the Galaxy
February 11 Donna Viola & Ali Bramson
Crazy Craters: Windows into Martian Ice
January 14 Dr. Gautham Narayan
If you only knew the power of the dark side: A tale of exploding stars, an accelerating Universe, and a Mysterious Force
December 10 Dr. Dave O'Brien
The Giant Asteroid Vesta: Highlights from NASA's Dawn Mission
November 19 Megan Reiter
Watching stars grow up with the Hubble Space Telescope
October 15 Dr. Jean Masterson
MAVEN: Gearing up for Comet Siding Spring
September 24 (*rescheduled*) Dr. Jared Males
Imaging Extrasolar Planets
August 13 Kristin Block
Exploring Mars with HiRISE
July 2 Dr. Karin Sandstrom
Our Dusty Universe
June 10 Hannah Tanquary
OSIRIS-REX and Arizona: Exploring the new "Wild West"