Science classes in Brooklyn bars

Brooklyn is teeming with events where you can simultaneously expand your mind by learning about neuroscience, astronomy, and biology, while destroying your brain cells with alcohol.

By The Brooklyn Paper C2H6O Bureau - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/

Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Photo by Stefano Giovannini


It is a fact (that we made up) — science is better with booze. And Story Collider isn’t the only bar-based science event in town — Brooklyn is teeming with events where you can simultaneously expand your mind by learning about neuroscience, astronomy, and biology, while destroying your brain cells with alcohol. Here are a few coming up soon.

Astronomy on Tap

You don’t need to go outside to learn about the stars. This monthly series pairs the celestial with the digestible, inviting space scientists from prestigious institutions to speak at various bars, along with games, giveaways, and glow sticks. The next edition will feature presentations about supercomputers and galaxy clusters, among other topics.

The Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.astronomyontap.org]. Aug. 14 at 7 pm. Free.

Empiricist League

For those who want just the facts, ma’am (and maybe a whiskey and cola), the Empiricist League holds events dedicated to bringing science and creative types together to toast the power of the scientific method. This next edition will see a neuroscientist, an evolutionary psychologist, and a data nerd from OKCupid discussing the science of love.

Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400, www.empiricistleague.com]. Aug. 19 at 8 pm. $8 advance, $10 at .

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