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

Astro Café

Astro Café is a Spanish-language version of Astro Coffee. It takes place on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm on Zoom and in-person at Ohio State in McPherson Lab, room 2019. Email if you would like to join and need the zoom information, you will have your email passed on to the organizers.

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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 Journal Club

Informal Friday reviews of new research results appearing in the astronomical journals presented by OSU students.

Summer CCAPP Journal Club

Thursdays at Noon in the Price Place room in PRB.

Diversity Journal Club

Diversity Journal Club is typically held biweekly on Thursdays for Spring 2023, 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.


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