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Fri Oct 13 // 6:00 pm

Pregame Your Brain: Astronomy

Presented by Caveat

Get some post-work drinks in your face, and some brand new knowledge in your brain! 

First 100 people to buy a ticket get a free happy hour drink!

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Learn quick new skills and science-based party tricks from experts. Several stations of experts will be set up around the space – grab a drink, and choose your own adventure.  Each week features experts on a different topic, so come back next week for all-new stuff! 

This week’s theme: ASTRONOMY

Ok so you know how to find Orion's Belt, but did you know their stars are 10,000 times brighter than our Sun, and host a nebula where new stars are being born?

Learn about nebulae, supernovas, the search for habitable planets, and dispelling popular astronomy myths from guest experts in 15 minute mini-lessons.

As Brooklyn’s Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer, Irene Pease enjoys sharing views through her telescopes to passersby on busy sidewalks, and under darker skies in Prospect Park. She has a degree in Physics from the University of Arizona, where she briefly studied accretion disks around binary pulsars. Irene has worked as a professional amateur astronomer, astrophysics educator, telescope operator, and Mad Scientist.

In addition to astronomizing around Brooklyn, she currently teaches physics at York College, CUNY, and produces the Hayden Planetarium video blog, Skylight. Irene is a frequent presenter and co-host of Astronomy on Tap NYC, a presenter for the Hayden Planetarium Astronomy Live series, and serves on the Amateur Astronomers Association of NY Board of Directors.

 

Zephyr Penoyre
Currently doing a PhD in astrophysics at Columbia University. Zephyr Penoyre grew up in London and studied in Cambridge, neither of which you can see the night's sky from. With maths as a gateway drug he developed a nasty habit for astrophysics. He likes to crash galaxies into each other but polite society dictates he keep such activities confined to theory and simulations. He's often found talking and writing about popular science, windsurfing or doing inadvisable things in far-flung places. He also regularly writes for Astrobites.

 

Otto Chin As someone that doesn't have a formal background in astronomy or astrophysics, my experience comes from learning in the field and teaching myself the night sky and equipment to make that possible. My affiliation with AAA relates to that experience where I get to talk and explain certain things to the public while showing them the stars and planets.