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.

How to Confirm more than 100 exoplanets at once! Keck Observatory and K2 Mission Results

30th Sep, 2016 - 2573 views

Joins us for live chat here: 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

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

23rd Sep, 2016 - 3273 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 Jupiter. Not only that, Io’s volcanoes emit plumes

The Nearest Earth-sized Planet Discovered Around Proxima Centauri

9th Sep, 2016 - 6352 views

Live chat at Also ask questions here: ESO Press Release: Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, is about 4 light-years from the Solar System.