Want a chance for a free coffee at our May 12th CoffeeShop Astrophysics talk?

Tweet / Facebook / email us a fun picture of you with your New Horizon model for a chance to win a coffee on us! You can tag it using the hashtag #coffeeshopastrophysics.

Thanks to John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory we handed out a bunch of these paper models during our most recent coffeeshop talk on Pluto, but you can also download the same model here.

Please send us your pictures on or before Thursday May 9th.

Welcome to CoffeeShop Astrophysics!

These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics!

Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays and Sundays specified in the schedule.

Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.

Watch a video from part of our talk about Einstein and general relativity, or check out this article featuring us in the Marquette Wire!

The legacy of Spirit and Opportunity as their missions come to an end...

After nearly 15 years, the Mars rover Opportunity has finally come to its mission's end. On February 13th, NASA announced that they would no longer continue trying to establish contact with the rover, after a dust storm last summer had caused it to enter a low power state from which it never bounced back. Its twin rover Spirit ended its mission in 2011, and together the two rovers will continue on in the legacy of the knowledge which they revealed about the Red Planet.

For more information, check out this article