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Eclipses with Astronomy on Tap

Thursday, March 28, 2024
7:00 pm10:30 pm

Join us for Astronomy on Tap: Eclipses, an evening of cosmic exploration on Thursday, March 28th. Astro On Taps’s Brian Levine (MC Tycho Brewhaha) will co-host this exciting event.

Here's what awaits you:
• Dive deeper into the upcoming eclipse with engaging talks by renowned scientists and educators, including, Kaitlin Schmidt (MC Annie Drunk Cannon), and Betsy Hernandez. They'll preview the solar eclipse, explain the details, and answer your questions, even though NYC won't experience totality.

• Test your space knowledge in a fun trivia game with prizes after the talks.

• Gaze through high-powered telescopes provided by the Amateur Astronomers Association and witness rare celestial sights (weather permitting)!

Special thanks to our sponsors:
• Media Sponsor: News 12 Long Island
• Beverage Sponsor: Garvies Point Brewery and Restaurant


• 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Explore the museum galleries and Telescopes Outside (weather permitting)
• 8:00 pm - Talks and Games in the Catholic Health Theater Planetarium
• 9:15 pm - Short Break
• 9:30 pm - Prize giveaway!
• 9:45 pm - Planetarium time
• 10:15 pm - You don’t have to go home but can’t stay here.

Open to the General Public, 21 & over
General Admission: $25 (includes two beers)
Museum Members: $20 (includes two beers)
Designated Driver: $15 (no drink tickets)


Proceeds benefit the museum's Preservation and Education Programs

Kaitlin Schmidt
Kaitlin Schmidt is a deeply unserious person who works with unserious people (aka children) at the American Museum of Natural History. She majored in astronomy at Rochester Institute of Technology but isn’t very good at observational astronomy because it’s so cloudy there. While presenting tonight, Kaitlin is also an Astronomy on Tap host under the name MC Annie Drunk Cannon.

Betsy Hernandez
Betsy Hernandez is the STEM Educator at The Brotherhood Sister Sol's after-school program. She teaches coding, and uses Lego sets to teach robotics and engineering to kids ages 8 to 18. She is also a Visiting Scientist at the American Museum of Natural History, where her interest is black hole research.

About Astronomy on Tap NYC
Astronomy on Tap offers a fun and informative way to explore the universe. Join us for engaging talks led by professional scientists and educators, participate in games and trivia, and enjoy a bit of learning while socializing over a beverage.

Amateur Astronomers Association of NY
The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York is a not-for-profit organization started in 1927 to promote the study of astronomy, emphasizing its cultural and inspirational value.