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Austin Peay State University’s “Science on Tap” explores Science of Beer, October 1st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019,  the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Science on Tap – which drew more than 75 people to Strawberry Alley Ale Works’ Pilsner Room last month at its inaugural gathering – is set to return 5:30pm at the same location.

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. J. Allyn Smith talks black holes at the inaugural Science on Tap Sept. 3, 2019, at Strawberry Alley Ale Works. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. J. Allyn Smith talks black holes at the inaugural Science on Tap Sept. 3, 2019, at Strawberry Alley Ale Works. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s Science on Tap fills Strawberry Alley Ale Works’ Pilsner Room

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) kicked off its inaugural Science on Tap – a monthly lecture series that unites two great things, science and local brews – at Strawberry Alley Ale Works.

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. J. Allyn Smith talks black holes at the inaugural Science on Tap Sept. 3, 2019, at Strawberry Alley Ale Works. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. J. Allyn Smith talks black holes at the inaugural Science on Tap Sept. 3, 2019, at Strawberry Alley Ale Works. (APSU)

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This Week at APSU: Football at home, Science on Tap, new Google partnership

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The second week of fall classes also brings several top-notch events to Austin Peay State University (APSU) including the second home football game of the season, the launch of Science on Tap at Strawberry Alley Ale Works and an innovative partnership between APSU and Google at this weekend’s Riverfest.

The Austin Peay Govs host Central Arkansas at 2:00pm Saturday, September 7th, at Fortera Stadium. (APSU)

The Austin Peay Govs host Central Arkansas at 2:00pm Saturday, September 7th, at Fortera Stadium. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University launches ‘Science on Tap’ at Strawberry Alley Ale Works on September 3rd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University’s Dr. J. Allyn Smith talks black holes, he likes to drop in lots of “fun stuff” and quirkiness.

Take, for instance, his description of a hypernova (which is basically supernova’s bigger and more energetic brother that forms a black hole inside its starry shell): “It becomes what we call a self-eating watermelon, the black hole eats the star from the inside out.”

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Austin Peay State University scientists host youngsters for Tesla-powered fun

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University hosted several pre-K and elementary-aged children recently at a science demonstration at the school’s Sundquist Science Complex.

Kids watch as a metal ball moves SLOWLY through a liquid nitrogen-chilled magnet during a science demonstration at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Kids watch as a metal ball moves SLOWLY through a liquid nitrogen-chilled magnet during a science demonstration at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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APSU Speakers to Deliver Solar Eclipse Presentation at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 7th, 2017, the public library will be celebrating the much anticipated August 21st total solar eclipse by hosting two guest speakers from Austin Peay State University to deliver presentations.

Dr. J Allyn Smith will be presenting for the children’s event at 2:00pm, and Dr. Jaime Taylor will be presenting at 5:30pm for the adults.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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APSU PeayClipse talk on “The Secret Lives of Astronomers” at Clarksville’s next Movies in the Park

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As part of the ongoing PeayClipse lecture series, Austin Peay State University faculty member Dr. J. Allyn Smith will present a talk titled, “The Secret Lives of Astronomers” at 7:00pm on July 22nd, 2017 during the City of Clarksville’s Movies in the Park Series, at McGregor Park.

The talk will take place prior to the evening’s featured film, “The Secret Lives of Pets.”

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to discuss Earth’s atmosphere as a nuisance in astronomy

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Earth’s atmosphere, though necessary to support life, is a major nuisance to accurate astronomical work. Instrumentation has improved over the past few decades to a point that the time-tested techniques to account for the effects of the atmosphere on astronomical data are no longer sufficient.

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