CIERA graduate students and postdocs have initiated a new event series to share astronomy news and information with the public. The inaugural gathering took place March 10th at Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. in Evanston. An overview of hot topics in astronomy kicked-off the evening, followed by a rousing round of astronomy-based trivia, then a scientific talk on the exciting new detection of gravitational waves. Another round of trivia and a discussion of common astronomical misconceptions wrapped up the evening. The trivia winner took home a Galileoscope! Over 75 people attended the event.
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