Lunch Session LS9  30 June 2020

Astronomy on Tap in Europe

News: Astronomy on Tap (AoT) is a highly successful outreach initiative that started in New York, USA in 2013. Since then, several "satellite" locations have emerged all over the world, many of them in Europe. The wide variety of locations and organizers makes every Astronomy on Tap satellite a unique experience. We would like to take advantage of the opportunity that EAS 2020 brings to unite the European organizing teams and develop a broader mission for what we want to give to the public.

Aims and scope

Our main aim would be to share experiences and visions about scientific outreach from academia. Some of the goals we will discuss are:

  • The importance of outreach and science communication generated by the scientific community. Building a bridge between researchers and the community in order to point out the technological developments necessary for the advancement of science and how they benefit society in a variety of ways (medicine,communications, technology, etc).
  • The mission and vision of AoT Europe locations.
  • Share strategies used in different locations to reach a wide general public audience, to engage with thepublic, and to have feedback from them.
  • How to start an AoT in your area, pepare our own "How to start AoT in Europe" document.
  • Share quizzes and games, that can help make the events more enjoyable for the audience.


Invited speakers

Scientific organisers

  • Chair - Lizette Guzman-Ramirez (Leiden Observatory, Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Francisca Concha-Ramirez (Leiden Observatory, Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Jacob White (Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Sascha Zeegers (Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Jake Noel-Storr (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Eleni Vardoulaki (Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany)


  • guzmanl at
  • astronomyontapleiden at

Updated on Wed Feb 19 10:49:58 CET 2020