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.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 8th Dec, 2016

What is a Dark Galaxy? How do astronomers detect a galaxy that has almost no stars and is composed almost entirely of Dark Matter? Join today's Astro Coffee Hangout to find out!
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0 Published by Tony Darnell on 10th Nov, 2016

A search for binary stars that emit gamma-rays using NASA’s Fermi satellite turned up a luminous object in another galaxy.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 27th Oct, 2016

The spectacular New Horizons spacecraft flew through the Pluto-system and is on its way to a small Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69. What's the latest from the mission?

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 29th Sep, 2016

An extraordinary discovery of numerous exoplanets was made by combining NASA's K2 mission data with follow-up observations by ground-based telescopes including the W. M. Keck Observatory and Gemini on Mauna Kea, and a twin Gemini telescope in Chile

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 22nd Sep, 2016

Using the Gemini Telescope, researchers discovered that Io's atmosphere collapses as the giant planet casts its shadow over the moon’s surface during daily eclipses.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 8th Sep, 2016

Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, is about 4 light-years from the Solar System. Searches for planets have endeavored to find not only large Jupiter-sized planets, but smaller objects more similar to the size of the Earth.