Try our new video-game portal to AstroFest2020's online presentations and activities. It runs in your computer's web browser; you may also need to disable pop-up blockers while using the site (unavailable on mobile devices).
Welcome to our AstroFest 2020 Virtual World!
You will need to use your computer rather than a mobile device.
Or see the more traditional program, below.
For 2020, the live portions of AstroFest were held online between Thursday, August 13 and Sunday, August 16. The program included presentations, virtual telescope viewing, demonstrations, virtual planetarium shows, and explorations of our video game virtual world we use for teaching astronomy general education classes at Penn State.
The times for the live portion of the program:
Thursday, 13 August 2020: 7:00 – 10:00pm (U.S.-Eastern)
Friday, 14 August 2020: 7:00 – 10:00pm (U.S.-Eastern)
Saturday, 15 August 2020: 7:00 – 10:00pm (U.S.-Eastern)
Sunday, 16 August 2020: 2:00 – 5:00pm (U.S.-Eastern)
Most of the presentations and activities remain available to the public after the event. Please browse the program sections, below, for links to presentation recordings and games.
Since 1999, Penn State Astronomy students, faculty, and friends have been inviting the public to Davey Lab for AstroFest, a four night festival of Astronomy held concurrently with the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. AstroFest features many exciting activities, talks, and presentations, including stargazing through the telescopes on the roof of Davey Lab.
2020 Presentations and Activities