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.


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

Monthly presentations/discussions of topics broadly related to diversity and inclusion led by department members or visitors. Held on selected Wednesdays at 12:45 - 1:45pm.



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)

Cosmology Lunch

2:00 PM every Wednesday (Schedule)
Contacts: Dr. Anna Porredon and Kevin Fanning

Astroparticle Lunch

11:45 AM every Friday (Schedule)
Contacts: Dr. Juri SmirnovChris Cappiello, and Po-Wen Chang


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. The meetings are listed in the order they occur throughout the week starting on Mondays.

Little Galaxies Journal Club

3:00 PM every Monday (Schedule)
Contacts: Prof. Annika Peter, James Johnson


4:00 PM every Monday
Contact: Prof. Marc Pinsonneault

Cosmology Group Meeting

2:00 PM every other Tuesday

Galaxies/Interstellar Medium (ISM)

3:00 PM every Tuesday
Contacts: Dr. Amy Sardone and Dr. Fiorenzo Vincenzo

Theoretical Astrophysics

12:15 PM every Wednesday
Contact: Prof. Todd Thompson


1:45 PM every Wednesday
Contact: Prof. Kris Stanek


11:15 AM every Friday
Contact: Dr. David Martin