Standing Room Only at Another Successful "Astronomy on Tap"
The venue was full to capacity with over 200 attendees who came to this third event in the series featuring short astronomy talks at a bar
The doors to the Kanta Bar on the roof of Gan Ha'ir in Tel Aviv had to be shut closed a few minutes after the start of the July 15th event because the place could no longer hold any more guests. Over 200 people came to hear Prof. Dovi Poznanski from the Astrophysics Department talk about exploding stars and the accelerating universe, to listen to Natalie Lubelchick and Dr. Iair Arcavi, also from the Astrophysics Dept., survey the month's astronomy news stories, and to attend a guest lecture by Prof. Oded Aharonson from the Weizmann Institute and SpaceIL about the science of the "Beresheet" mission to the moon. The enthusiastic audience sent over 100 questions to the speakers in real time, and those whose questions were chosen won astronomical prizes.
"Astronomy on Tap" will return with roughly monthly events with the start of the new academic year 2019-2020. The events are free and open to the public. Updates will be provided through the Astronomy on Tap mailing list and Facebook page (in Hebrew). Links to photos and videos of each event will be posted to the website. For further information, please contact the organizer of the event, Dr. Iair Arcavi.