Astronomy on Tap does New York the
service of bringing presenters from local research institutions, like the AMNH, Princeton, CUNY, and others, to local institutions of drunken revelry, like Videology. Why do some stars twinkle? Why does shrimp cocktail taste so good in space? Does the universe really smell like burnt cookies, as some astronauts claim? Here is the place to ask. You’ll get real answers, because the lively and irreverent presenters of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” are real scientists who package facts and theories in a way that’s as, if not more, engaging than pop science. Movie theater snacks like popcorn and nachos are served, poised to mollify that small part of you that doesn’t want to let go of your beloved, Hollywood-rinsed notions of space. DJ Carly Sagan spins tunes while games with special prizes test your newfound astrophysical genius. The universe abides.
Thu., Feb. 26, 9 p.m., 2015