Live Astronomy Hangouts

Featuring the latest in astronomy research, space astronomy, human trips to Mars and the future of humanity's efforts in space, our Live Astronomy Hangouts are designed to bring you into the world of science and technology. Engage in conversation with some of the world's leading astronomers, engineers and space thinkers.

What are live astronomy hangouts?

Our Live Astronomy Hangouts are designed to bring you into the world of science and technology especially as it concerns astronomy, cosmology and space travel. These discussions are designed to engage you in conversation with some of the world's leading astronomers, engineers and space thinkers - we bring them straight to you!

Upcoming hangouts

Check out our Google Calendar of upcoming hangouts on Deep Astronomy. You can click on an event to get more details and to copy the event to your own calendar to get a reminder.

Would you like to appear on one of our hangouts to discuss your latest paper, talk or just interact with the general public about your research? Please let us know by filling in our form and we'll contact you!

Future In Space

Third Thursday of every month at 3pm Eastern Time

Hangout sponsored by American Astronomical Society American Astronautical Society

What is the future for human space flight look like? What are some of the challenges being in space? What are the next generation space telescopes beyond the James Webb Space Telescope? What new technologies are being developed for finding and studying exoplanets? There is so much happening in the fields of space astronomy, human spaceflight and exploration that we devoted an entire hangout to discuss some of the topics facing the future of humanity in space. Join us to learn what's in store!

Afternoon Astronomy Coffee

Second & Fourth Thursday of every month at 3pm Eastern Time

Hangout sponsored by American Astronomical Society American Astronautical Society

Please join our live astronomy discussion with professional astronomers from around the world to highlight the latest astronomical research. Be on the cutting edge of the latest astronomy discoveries every other Thursday at 3pm ET.

ExoLife

Second & Fourth Wednesday of every month at 4pm Eastern Time

What are the chances of life elsewhere in our universe? How common is life? How long does life take to form on a planet? What are the best conditions for life in the universe and where are we most likely to find it? These questions and many, many more are explored every two weeks in our Exolife Hangout. Tony Darnell, Dr. Jeff Kuhn, Dr. Svetlana Berdhugina and expert in the field of astrobiology comet together twice a month to answer your questions and explore the exciting topic of life in the universe. These hangouts are held on Wednesday's at 4pm ET.

Telescope Talk

First & Third Wednesday of every month at 3pm Eastern Time

Have you been wondering what kind of telescope to buy? Are you bewildered by the array of choices in getting started looking at the night sky through a telescope? Telescope Talk is a hangout series designed to introduce you to the wonderful hobby of amateur astronomy by offering expert advice on telescopes, eyepieces, filters, binoculars and more. Tony Darnell, Adam Smith, John Suffill and Alexander Reinders have decades of experience behind the eyepiece and they are very eager to help you with your questions and guide you through the world of amateur astronomy without feeling overwhelmed. This hangout meets two Wednesdays per month at 3pm ET.

Footsteps to Mars

First Thursday of every month at 3pm Eastern Time

Hangout sponsored by American Astronomical Society American Astronautical Society

What is our timeline for getting to Mars? How hard is it? Where is NASA, SpaceX and the rest of the world in their plans? What are the physiological effects on humans in deep space and for extended stays in space? How will we survive on the harsh conditions of Mars? These questions and many more are address in Footsteps to Mars, your monthly source for the latest in humanity's plans to explore the Red Planet.