Videos from Afternoon Astronomy Coffee

Every week, in universities and institutions around the world, astronomers meet over coffee to discuss the latest research in space and astronomy. This is your chance to join in on Thursdays, 3pm ET.

Found 36 videos in "Afternoon Astronomy Coffee" category

Does Some Dark Matter Have an Electric Charge?

10th Jun, 2018 - 989 views

Evidence for dark matter has been known for some time, and it is expected that it interacts with the familiar luminous matter that we see in the universe in some normal way.

Europa Plumes! Looking at Past Galileo Data

18th May, 2018 - 1.3k views

Astronomers were enthusiastic but cautious about the Hubble observations that suggested Europa had water plumes ejected from its icy surface.

The Search for Planet 9: So, where is it? (audio remix)

11th May, 2018 - 2.5k views

Astronomers believe there is an undiscovered super-Earth Sized planet lurking in our outer solar system. If it exists, then astronomers think it would have an estimated mass of ten Earths. So, where is it?

NASA's TESS: How Many Planets will be Found?

25th Apr, 2018 - 2k views

The recently launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was designed to find Earth - sized planets around other stars. How many exoplanets are we expected to find?

Moons and Exoplanets: The Same or Different Species?

10th Apr, 2018 - 1.4k views

Researchers using a new model are looking at what the second largest moon in our Solar System, Titan, would be like if it was in orbit around a Sun-like or Dwarf Star. How much would Titan change? Could it harbor life?

Shock Waves from the Sun: Space Weather in 3D

22nd Mar, 2018 - 1.3k views

Eruptions from the Sun cause Aurora and are the drivers of space weather throughout the solar system. These eruptions can create beautiful night time displays and interesting features in the atmospheres of the outer planets.

The Faintest Galaxies: What Are They?

6th Mar, 2018 - 2.6k views

We live in a time when searching for and finding the faintest galaxies in the universe is possible. So, where are they?

Probing Our Dynamic Outer Solar System

20th Feb, 2018 - 1.5k views

The outskirts of our solar system is a region dominated by the solar wind flowing away from the Sun and encountering the interstellar material (ISM) in space. Solar wind is also magnetized and creates a heliosphere, around our planetary system.

5 Alien Worlds: Planetary System around K2-138

5th Feb, 2018 - 1.9k views

Over the three years of the K2 mission, 287,309 stars have been observed, and tens of thousands more roll in every few months. So how do astronomers sift through all that data? A new discovery of a planetary system around the star K2-138 containin

Cruising the Solar System? Try Pulsar Navigation!

23rd Jan, 2018 - 2k views

What do you do when you're out of range of the global GPS system? Use Pulsars! Satellites must have a means to navigate in order to be useful for science, communications and technology. Once satellites move away from the proximity of Earth, and t

Stars Forming Precariously Close to the Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole!

14th Dec, 2017 - 2.8k views

The environment around a supermassive black hole at the centers of galaxies are turbulent and dangerous places for stars to reside. Surprisingly, it appears that stars can survive and actually be formed near a super massive black hole despite the

Raining Sunscreen? The Atmosphere of Kepler 13Ab

7th Nov, 2017 - 1.5k views

Kepler-13Ab is one of the hottest known planets, with a dayside temperature of nearly 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit and is located 1,730 light-years from Earth. It has an unusual atmosphere that appears to contain titanium oxide (like sunscreen). The sci