Astro Coffee

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Start your day off right and join in the fun. Visitors are always welcome and your first cup is free!

Join on Zoom or come in-person

Astro Coffee is back to being hybrid. If you would like to join in-person, please follow all rules for campus on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website. If you would like to join via zoom, continue reading for that information.

Please join us each morning at 10:30 AM on weekdays for Astro Coffee. Astro Coffee is currently being conducted in a hybrid manner on CarmenZoom (zoom meeting). Masks are required, of course, so if you plan to drink coffee you'll have to do it before or after.  If there are already 20 people in the room (for reference, there are 48 chairs), please go back to your office and zoom from there.  Of course, only attend in person if you feel comfortable doing so and​ are feeling healthy. If you are hosting coffee please grab the OWL to enable the full view in the coffee room.

Astro Coffee is an informal morning free-for-all where students, postdocs, and faculty debate up-to-the-minute astronomical developments. Pets and children welcome! If you would like to join Ohio State’s Astronomy Coffee, you are welcome to join. Please email someone you know in the department to ask for the password. If you are unsure who to ask, please introduce yourself and ask by emailing If you are requesting captions or other accommodations, please contact us so we can meet your needs.


What do we discuss at Astro Coffee?

Discussions are drawn primarily from the most recent papers posted on the Astrophysics e-Print archive, or from recent colloquium talks. We also occasionally deconstruct astronomy articles appearing in the public press ("Our source was the New York Times"), receive reports from recent scientific meetings, and extract added value from visiting colleagues.

If you have a message for the coffee organizers about a paper or visitor, please send an email to

For papers where discussion will be delayed, please add them to the holdover list.


The Daily Brew - Today's selection of fresh astro-ph abstracts...

OSU Astro Coffee Briefs - Brief video presentations by OSU students of their astro-ph papers on our YouTube Channel

The Daily Brew Archive - [Almost] Daily picks since 2003

Galaxy in a coffee cup
Discussion at Astro Coffee

Fresh-brewed coffee, tea, sugar, artificial sweetener, and little packets of nameless non-dairy pseudo-cream-like processed-pasteurized food product provided. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug).

Drinkers of other beverages, caffeinated or otherwise, are always welcome.

If you are running coffee today you can find the usual coffee guidelines and scripts here