Our Pick of the Week: Astronomy On Tap

Quench your thirst for astronomy THIS FRIDAY at the Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.).

Organized by University of Toronto’s Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astronomy On Tap is a fun evening of pints, mind-expanding talks, snacks, games, and prizes – all in the name of outer space! There will also be Dunlap merchandise for sale and astronomers from U of T on hand to answer all your cosmic-related questions afterwards.

This edition will include discussions on the all-Canadian radio telescope being built in the B.C. interior, how the radio telescope in northern Algonquin Park is being used to create a virtual telescope dish larger than our solar system and study a pulsar (a rapidly rotating neutron star that sends a pulsing beam of energy into space), and the many ground-breaking achievements made by Canadian astronomers.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with the event running 8-11 p.m. Admission is free.

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