About Our Events



Astro Coffee

10:30 a.m. in 4054 McPherson (Astro Coffee Homepage)


CCAPP Seminars

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. PRB 4138 

Astroparticle Lunch

1:00 p.m. every Friday, PRB M2005 (Schedule)

Cosmology Lunch

3:00 p.m. every Wednesday, PRB M2005 (Schedule)

Cosmology and Galaxy Formation Group Meeting

3:00 p.m. every Tuesday, McPherson 4054

Supernova Group Meeting

1:00 p.m. every Wednesday, McPherson 4054

Physics Colloquium

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. PRB 1080 with reception at 3:45 p.m., PRB Atrium. (Schedule)

Astronomy Colloquium

Colloquia are held 3:30 p.m. every Thursday during normal academic quarter, 2015 McPherson Lab.
Coffee & refreshments at 3:00 p.m. in 4054 McPherson unless noted otherwise. (Schedule)

HEP/Astro Seminars

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. 4138 PRB. (Schedule)


Science Sundays

Lecture 3-4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre. (Schedule)

Astronomy on Tap

Hosted by the OSU Department of Astronomy, each FREE event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Presenters are from local research and educational institutions like AMNH, Columbia, CUNY, NYU, Princeton, Yale, and more.  Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge. There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably tag along for the beer.  This event takes place once a month at Strongwater.

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New Vistas in Astrono​my Public Lectures

If you have ever looked up at the stars and marveled at the vastness and beauty of the Universe, then "New Vistas in Astronomy" is for you.  Since 1997, this mini-course in Astronomy given central Ohioan an opportunity to hear about a range of topics from the history of astronomy to the latest discoveries by astronomers, and to observe a variety of celestial objects with the 32-inch Schottland reflecting telescope.  The lectures are presented by professors and researchers at the Ohio State University Department of Astronomy.  All lectures are on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Perkins Observatory near Delaware Ohio.

Admission is by subscription only.  More Information and how to subscribe.


Biard Public Lecture

CCAPP is proud to present the Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture, the annual series of public lectures which is supported by a generous gift from Captain Forrest R. Biard, U.S. Navy, Ret., a 1953 MS recipient from the Ohio State University. The Biard Lecture will form the cornerstone of CCAPP's outreach effort, bringing forefront research in cosmology and astrophysics to OSU's undergraduates, the University community, and the general public.

Special Public Lectures