During Penn State Mont Alto’s 2022 spring Evening Talk Series, faculty (current and past) and staff members will talk with campus and local community members about their personal interests and experiences. The talks will be offered both in person and via Zoom.
Post-Evening Talk Star Parties
Weather permitting, Kim Herrmann, associate professor of physics and astronomy, will lead a Star Party after each presentation in the field between Orchard Road and the General Studies Building parking lot from 8:45 to 10 p.m. Telescope viewing and night sky tours with green laser pointers will be part of the star party activities.
Multiple telescopes may be available, courtesy of the TriState Astronomers, a local amateur astronomy club. In the event of cold weather, patrons should wear layers of clothing and bring jackets, hats and gloves. Precipitation or cloud cover may cause any Star Party to be canceled.
Evening talks and Star Parties are free and open to the public and advanced registration for both is required. Additionally, local participants can attend evening talks in person at the General Studies Auditorium. Masking is required indoors at all Penn State campuses regardless of vaccination status.
To register to attend one or more of the Evening Talks in person, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/ZxDt5QdWsojELiPAA
To register to attend one or more of the star parties, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/4HxPYFAWPSJj7kAa7
Local and campus community members interested in attending the Evening Talks virtually or in attending the virtual planetarium shows can register for the Zoom link below.
Feb. 8 Evening Talk Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PaJb8Jf8QCOBu7QX6sHUNA
March 23 Evening Talk Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L_9kGtwdRCe2rj_4kXBc1g
April 7 Evening Talk Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_90keMrEJQc-08vLsOeS04A
Virtual planetarium events
In addition to the Star Parties, Herrmann (or perhaps a special guest presenter) will offer three virtual planetarium events via Zoom this fall. The events are free and open to the public and participants should register in advance to attend.
Spring 2022 virtual planetarium registration links:
Feb. 23 Virtual Planetarium Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V6KMBduISWCw0jD1vnj5ug
March 15 Virtual Planetarium Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YZSpYcG9SxWioaY3YRxFXQ
April 14 Virtual Planetarium Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ak0snrTbQyyLOsf45NjUGA