Astro Coffee

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

In-person - suspended

Normally we would say please join us each morning at 10:30 AM in the Astronomy Conference Room (4054 McPherson) for Astro Coffee, an informal morning free-for-all where students, postdocs, and faculty debate up-to-the-minute astronomical developments.

Join on Zoom

During the Coronavirus precautions on campus we will be holding coffee virtually through CarmenZoom (zoom meeting) at the usual 10:30 AM on weekdays.  Pets and children welcome! If you would like to join Ohio State’s Astronomy Coffee, you are welcome to join.  Please email one of us in the department to ask for the password. If you are unsure who to ask, please introduce yourself and ask at If you are requesting captions or other accommodations, please contact us at as well.


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

If you want to add a paper to the "holdover" list, please click here and add it to the 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