Colloquia and Seminars


Astronomy Colloquia

Reviews of the latest astronomical research by visiting scholars are typically held each Thursday afternoon during the autumn and spring semesters. For more information on topics, times, and location, see the Astronomy Colloquium Schedule.

Astronomy Tea

We have Astro Coffee to discuss academic topics, but students, postdocs, and faculty members need an occasion for discussing interdisciplinary topics, and even random stuff that leads to great ideas. We will have Astro Tea cover these topics. This hour-long open event occurs at 3:30 PM every Friday, we will enjoy snacks, tea, and casual interaction and conversations in the Astronomy Main Conference Room.


Astro Coffee

Get your morning dose of caffeine & join in the lively discussion of the latest astronomical results at Astro Coffee. Held each morning at 10:30 AM. See the Astro Coffee Page for more information.

Coffee Discussion

Astronomy Journal Club

Informal Friday lunch-time reviews of new research results appearing in the astronomical journals presented by OSU students, postdocs, and faculty.

Diversity Journal Club

Diversity Journal Club is typically held monthly on Thursdays for Autumn 2022, at 12:30 PM via Zoom and in-person. It can take on a variety of formats from discussions, presentations, or reading ahead of a larger discussion. Topics are broadly related to diversity and inclusion led by department members or visitors.



The Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics hosts several research talks and seminars throughout the week. See the CCAPP events page for additional details but the days and times are listed below. Feel free to contact the seminar organizers if you need the Zoom information to attend.

CCAPP Seminar

11:30 AM every Tuesday (Schedule)
Contacts: Dr. Andrei Cuceu and Dr. Jung-Tsung Li

Cosmology Lunch

3:00 PM every Wednesday (Schedule)
Contacts: Dr. Kevin Fanning

Astroparticle Lunch

11:45 AM every Friday (Schedule)
Contacts: Dr. Ivan Esteban, Dr. Po-Wen Chang, Dr. Keith McBride


Astronomy and CCAPP Group Meetings

Astronomy and CCAPP host a number of group meetings about topics in astronomy. Members of the department should feel free to contact the seminar organizers about Zoom information to attend and get access to other collaborative tools. Click here to see a list of all group meetings