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.

The Dark Energy Survey: About More Than Just Dark Energy

13th Jul, 2017 by Tony Darnell

The Dark Energy Survey is looking at 5000 square degrees of sky in the southern hemisphere for 525 nights in an attempt to understand mysterious Dark Energy. But that's not all the collaboration is doing.

The Tale of Two Hot Jupiters: Cloudy and Clear

22nd Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell

What are Hot Jupiters? How do these giant planets around other stars affect solar system formation?

Europa: Does it have a sea harboring life?

8th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Does Jupiter's moon Europa have an ocean below the icy surface capable of harboring life? join us to discuss this and uncover what astronomers know about this moon and our plans for future exploration.

Cassini: A Remarkable Journey

25th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Cassini began it's Grand Finale last month. Learn how this spectacular mission will end!

The Cosmic Optical Background: New Horizons Probes the Universe

27th Apr, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Researchers have cleverly used data from the New Horizons mission to look at the light from distant galaxies.

Astronomy Aloft: The SOFIA Airborne Observatory

13th Apr, 2017 by Tony Darnell

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.

Monster Black Hole Gets Kicked out of Home Galaxy by Gravitational Wave

30th Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been thrown out of the center of a distant galaxy by what they think may be due to gravitational waves.

Water on the Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b!

23rd Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Join us as we discuss the discovery and observations of 51 Pegasi b and how they arrived at the exciting result that the planet’s atmosphere contains water.