All posts for the month April, 2017

Astronomy On Tap Leiden 

Published April 28, 2017 by theycallmemrstibbs

Yes that’s right 2 things that are most astronomers favourite things to do astronomy and drinking. 

When we heard about it we got very excited obviously but for the first  one we were out of the country unfortunately. So we said definitely the next one. We heard the date and checked our calendars and we were both free! Yay! 

Some of you may have heard about Astronomy On Tap before, that’s great if you have, if you haven’t I can explain what it is. Basically it’s as I said a meet up of people who all have the common ground,  of being interested in astronomy or doing astronomy as a job. Yes there are seriously cool people who get to do this as a job. 

Anyway back to my topic. 

We got there early enough so we could get me a seat. We arrived just after 7pm  for the 8pm start. 

This is where the event took place. We had never been there before but we thought we’ll try somewhere new. The 2 named ladies are the ones who did the talks. 

The first  was about “The Making of Stars” by Yanett Contreras and the second “Destroying a Star” by Liz Guzman who did her PhD with Christopher. 

It slowly started filling up and then all of sudden Boom! it was full. 

During the talks we got to play Bingo which strangely contained the word Unicorn 🦄. 

Between the talks we did a little quiz on images whether they are on earth or in  space. I can share the results at the end.

Above is Liz giving her talk. 

They were giving away these items. Obviously we came home with coasters lol. 

Anyway back to the quiz you can see the names of the teams we were The Team With No Name. Between us and 3 other teams we got the most right we think 10/10 WooHoo! Because of the tie one member of each team had to go and answer questions at the front of the room. There were only 2 in our team. Needless to say we didn’t win. 😠

However, they were also running a best tweet competition. 

To my surprise I WON! I got a glass with Astronomy On Tap Leiden printed on it. 

We had a great night until we left and it was pouring down with rain I got soaked as I only had a small jacket on. 

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