Science on Tap - Laser-Beacon Adaptive Optics

Science on Tap is not your ordinary lecture series. Grab a beer from Bombs Away Beer Company and enjoy a relaxed presentation by scientists, researchers, and subject matter experts on various engaging science topics. Come join the conversation!

What's on Tap this Month?

Hear how a small group of military scientists and engineers developed a new technology that led to a revolution in ground-based astronomy.
The technology is called laser-beacon adaptive optics. This talk will cover the history of adaptive optics and explain how it works. Robert Johnson,
a principal research physicist at the Starfire Optical Range (SOR) on Kirtland AFB, will also show examples of how adaptive optics has led to discoveries about our galaxy and the universe.

Join us on Friday, April 14th at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Doors open at 5:30 pm The presentation begins at 6 pm and ends at 7 pm.

Admission is $5 per person, and you must be 21 years to attend. Admission will provide each guest with one beer ticket. Guests can purchase additional drinks. IDs are required. Please drink responsibly. Event tickets can be purchased in advance below, or they can be purchased the night of the event at the door. Please email us with any questions.

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The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora!, and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.