Pittsburgh Constellation Newsletter, April 13, 2018
Hello, Astronomy Enthusiasts -- apologies for the late notice for the first events.
Tonight (Friday, April 13) is “Two Scientists Walk into a Bar,” a Carnegie Science Center event at sixteen locations in Pittsburgh. Astronomers and physicists:
Andrew Zentner (Pitt)
Spoonwood Brewing
5981 Baptist Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Science topics: Astrology (Astronomy) /Cosmetology (Cosmology)
Patrick Cooper (Duquesne)
Grist House Brewing
10 E. Sherman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Science topics: Particle Physics 
Ralph Crewe (CSC)
Rivertowne Brewing North Shore
337 N. Shore Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Science topics: Astronomy
Diane Turnshek
Park House
403 E. Ohio St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Science topics: Astronomy, Physics 
Devashish Gopalan (CMU)
Red Star Kombucha
33 Graeme St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Science topics: Quantum Materials
This event repeats four times a year. If you would like to volunteer to be a scientist at one of these events, get in touch with Lamont Craven
Friday, April 13, Carnegie Science Center at 7:30 pm, Mike Siegel (Neil Gehrels Swift Telescope) will about NASA’s Swift mission. Amateur Astronomical Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) meetings are free and open to the public. ( 
Friday, April 13, Pitt Physics 2018 Artist in Residence Program reception at 3:30, musical performance 4:15 to 6:00 pm. Open to the public, light refreshments.
Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 Amateur Astronomical Association of Pittsburgh star parties will be held at Wagman Observatory and Saturday, April 21 at Mingo Observatory.
Call Lou Coban at Allegheny Observatory (412-321-2400) on Monday, April 23, starting at 1 pm for free reservations for the Friday May 18 Public Lecture in Astronomy talk by John Thornton (Astrobiotic) “Making the Moon Accessible to the World.”
April 24 at 4:30 pm, at the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 2018 Buhl lecture with speaker Bob Kirshner (Harvard), “Exploding Stars, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Cosmos.” Each year the Buhl Professor (currently Fred Gilman) invites an internationally recognized scientist to give a public lecture on a topic of current interest in physics. The free lectures are geared towards a general audience. Past talks in the Buhl Lecture Series can be viewed here:
More CMU Physics news and views:
Thursday, April 26 is “Astronomy on Tap” at the East End Brewing, 147 Julius Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. The inaugural event on 11/30/17 drew about 100 people. Astronomers give informal, short (15 min) talks that are fun and accessible to the general public. Games! Prizes!
Interested in these AoT events? Contact Duncan Campbell
May 11, Carnegie Science Center, 7:30 pm, Mark Kochte, NASA New Horizons Mission Specialist, will talk about “Pluto and Beyond,” the visit of the New Horizons probe to Kuiper Belt Object 2014 Mu69, which is 44.2AU from the Sun. Amateur Astronomical Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) meetings are free and open to the public.
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I’m looking for volunteer help in compiling these newsletters. If you are interested, please write me at Thanks!
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