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Science on Tap

Monthly on the last Wednesday of the month.

Come one, come all to the “science café” in Santa Cruz. This event is designed to connect the Santa Cruz community to the latest research happening just up the hill at U.C. Santa Cruz.  It is not an exclusive “club meeting” for scientists and science majors - we aim to appeal to all audiences! So come join us at the MAH, grab a beer, relax, and hear some interesting and cutting-edge science that’s happening near you!

Science on Tap is based on the Nova and Sigma Xi "science café" model and is generally on the last Wednesday of every month.

The Universe of Galaxies, James Webb Telescope, and STEAM Research Opportunities with Puragra GuhaThakurta
Jan 25, 7:00 PM
Museum of Art History (MAH) - Back Patio

The Universe of Galaxies, James Webb
Space Telescope, and STEAM Research
Opportunities for Young People

Puragra GuhaThakurta

Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics Dept, UC Santa Cruz 

My Science on Tap presentation will touch upon highlights from my group's research on galaxies. We tend to focus on nearby spiral galaxies like the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies and the smaller galaxies that orbit around these two large galaxies. I will also present results from our ongoing research on the outer regions of the galaxy we live in, our Milky Way galaxy. The properties of the resolved populations of stars that make up these galaxies tell us a lot about the formation and complex evolutionary history of these galaxies. For example, the motion of stars tells us about the dark matter content of galaxies and their canni- balism history. My talk will include some of the latest images from the James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, and ground based telescopes. Finally, I will describes three outreach programs under the Creating Equity in STEAM (CrEST) umbrella that engage young aspir- ing students: (1) Shadow the Scientists (StS); (2) Python and Research (PyaR); and (3) Science Internship Program (SIP).

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Who: Everyone! Not just scientists!
When: Last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm 
Where: Behind the Museum of Art and History (MAH), 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz

Science on Tap at the Catalyst

*This event may return in the future.

      Join us at the "science pub" in Santa Cruz. This event is designed to connect the Santa Cruz community to the latest research happening just up the hill at U.C. Santa Cruz. It also provides an opportunity for graduate students to share their research with the community! 

     The event will be followed by "Sci-Fi Movie Night" at The Catalyst where one of your favorite sci-fi movies will be presented at 8 pm(please visit 'www.catalystclub.com' for more movie details). Science on Tap with generally start at 6:45 pm and the Sci-Fi movie will be shown at 8 pm. Science on Tap is generally on the second Monday of every month and is a free event! While this community event is designed for everyone, not just scientist is it 21 and over. We look forward to seeing you there! 

If you are interested in presenting at this event please email "wiseucsc@gmail.com" with the subject line "Science on Tap at the Catalyst". Please include your name, academic year, department, research topic, and availablity. Thank you! 

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