Astronomy on Tap: How do we know what we know?


Astronomers acquire detailed understanding of planets, stars, and galaxies far, far away from laboratories here on Earth where we could conduct experiments in ways that many other scientists might. The May edition of Astronomy on Tap asks “How Do We Know What We Know?” For example, most of the mass in our universe is in the form of mysterious Dark Matter, which cannot be seen. But if Dark Matter cannot be seen, how are we certain that it is indeed there? We will take you on a brief journey that will begin with the discovery of Dark Matter and that will conclude with stunning pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope of “gravitational lenses” that are a modern day proof of the existence of Dark Matter.

Join UCSC Professors Alexie Leauthaud and Ruth Murray-Clay and Graduate Researcher Alexa Villlaume for an illuminating evening of astronomy fun at New Bohemia Brewing with conversation, games, prizes, and beer! Our events are geared toward the general public, so please bring your curiosity, questions, and love for space. Astronomy on Tap is free of charge and open to anyone 21+.

Mingling starts at 6:00pm on the 2nd floor of New Bohemia. For more information about UCSC Astronomy events, please see our website or check out our Facebook page

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New Bohemia Brewing Company
1030 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Event dates: 
05/03/2018 - 6:30pm