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.

Showing 6 videos in "Afternoon Astronomy Coffee" category

5 Alien Worlds: Planetary System around K2-138

5th Feb, 2018  -  1.5k 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...

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

14th Dec, 2017  -  2.7k 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 f...

Voyager! 40 years of Solar System Discoveries

12th Oct, 2017  -  2.2k views

This hangout celebrates 40 Years of Voyager! Voyager 1 and 2 Spacecraft are twin spacecraft launched into the Solar System 40 years ago to fly by Jupiter, Saturn and beyond. The amazing discoveries...

Astronomy Aloft: The SOFIA Airborne Observatory

13th Apr, 2017  -  1.6k views

SOFIA is the an airplane and an astronomical observatory, the largest of its type in the world. It is starting to make some of the most amazing observations of the universe in the infrared. These obse...

The Evolvable Space Telescope - There is More Than One Way to Build a Telescope!

15th Dec, 2016  -  3.2k views

Hangout made possible by .SPACE Domains: https://goo.gl/j6BgTp Although there are several space telescopes currently in operation, most people may think that the iconic Hubble Space Telescope is the ...

The Freezing of Io's Atmosphere During Eclipses of the Sun by Jupiter

22nd Sep, 2016  -  3.1k views

Io is a moon of Jupiter which is volcanically active and, in fact, is the most active object in the solar system. This strong volcanism is stimulated by the gravitational interaction between Io and J...