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.