Louisiana State University

Public Astronomy Talk

Astronomy on Tap - Welcome to the greatest science talks in all of Baton Rouge! 

Thursday, August 8th, doors open at 6:30 PM. First speaker begins at 7 PM. Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge
Free, No cover charge, kid friendly

Karunya Shirali, LSU graduate student

Hunting the Boojum: Superfluids in Nature

What is a superfluid? How does it form? Where can you find one? What exciting things can a superfluid do? Karunya plans to discuss superfluids, neutron stars, and other exotic matter, describing how superfluids show up in diverse fields of physics as exotic states of matter, including neutron stars, as well as reveal the mysterious Boojum.

Alex Igl, graduate student

Ancient Astronomical Instrumentation

Imagine you are a farmer in a time before modern calendars. Keeping track of planting seasons could be a difficult problem to solve! Ancient cultures developed a number of instruments to track seasons, follow the sun, and study other planets and stars. Alex is going to talk about ancient people and how they studied astronomy; such as tracking the stars, knowing when growing seasons were, etc. Ever wonder what Stone Henge was for?

As always, we'll have games, raffles, & glow sticks.

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Varsity Theatre
3353 Highland Road

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Faculty, Students, General Public, Staff





Department of Physics & Astronomy


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