Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of New Mexico

Astronomy on Tap: Perspectives on the Solar System

Presented by Mousumi Roy, Regents' Lecturer, University of New Mexico Bryan Butler, Division Head for VLA & VLBA Science Support, National Radio Astronomy Observatory Robert Q. Fugate, Senior Scientist for Atmospheric Compensation at the Starfire Optical Range, Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base

Astronomy on Tap ABQ makes its return on Monday, May 22nd at Canteen Brewhouse! We have a higher quality sound system on the way PLUS Canteen Brewhouse's patio is open for the summer! Could it get much better? Why yes, it certainly can:

The night's theme is "A PLANETARY PERSPECTIVE"

Dr. Bryan Butler, NRAO Staff Scientist
presenting "Looking at the Planets with Radio Eyes"

Dr. Robert Q. Fugate, Senior Scientist (retired) at Air Force Research Laboratory presenting “Breakthrough Starshot - Humankind’s First Interstellar Probes”

Dr. Mousumi Roy, UNM Associate Professor of Physics presenting "Magma, Plates, and Planets: How Plate Tectonics Make the World Habitable"

Between speakers, we will have astro news and trivia (with prizes!)

*Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
*Mild adult language may be used.
*Be kind to the waitstaff :)

7:00 pm, Monday, May 22, 2017
2381 Aztec Rd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico, NM 87107

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