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.

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

25th Apr, 2018 - 2470 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 - 1566 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 - 1647 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 - 2882 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 - 1717 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 - 2875 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