Past Meetup

Einstein’s Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes

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Kiggins Theatre

1011 Main Street · Vancouver, WA

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This event is also open to the public, but there will be a designated area inside for Meetup Members to get together at 6:30pm. Look for the Meetup sign.

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Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, Meetup Group at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7:00pm.

Meet inside the theater at 6:30 p.m. to talk with your fellow group members for a bit before the show starts. Look for the Meetup sign.

Location: Kiggins Theatre, ( 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

- $9* online advance tickets (
- $10** suggested cover at the door
This is an all-ages event.

Please Note: RSVP-ing "yes" to these events does not automatically get you in the door. You must either purchase tickets in advance (ticket details above), or if we have not sold out, you may buy tickets at the door.

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn, and snacks available.

Event Description: We think we know black holes. They’ve become a fixture of our pop cultural conception of outer space, from Star Trek to Interstellar. But the reality of black holes is just as wonderful and strange as anything a science fiction writer could dream up. Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, yet every galaxy harbors a black hole at its center. This profound discovery to inspires questions at the cutting edge of cosmology, such as: Which came first, the galaxy or its central black hole? What happens if you travel into a black hole?

At this Science on Tap, Dr. Chris Impey will talk about his new book "Einstein’s Monsters" (, which presents the astonishing science of black holes and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe. Come hear an epic story of black holes, from their explosive births as dying stars to their slow deaths by evaporation, and a very human story of our drive to understand the universe, our place in it, and how it all began.

Chris Impey, PhD, ( is a distinguished professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona and the critically acclaimed author of "Beyond" (, "How It Began" (, and "How It Ends" (, as well as two astronomy textbooks.

Books will be available for sale ($29 retail) and signing courtesy of Vintage Books

Event Website (

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!


Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver (


*A note on advance ticket prices: there is a $1.50 fee per advance ticket, but buying a ticket in advance confirms that you will have a seat at the event.

**A note on the suggested cover: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door from advance and box office ticket sales. However, we are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn. If the event still has seats available and if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.