Outreach and Service


  • Newspaper Interview (2017): Vísir, Icelandic newspaper about my exoplanet research, article here.

  • Radio Interview (2017): Morgunútvarpið, Icelandic public radio about exoplanets for the general public.

Public Articles


  • Solar Eclipse Viewing (2017) Volunteered at Davey Lab for the partial solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017.

  • AstroFest@Penn State (2014, 2015, 2016): AstroFest is a yearly 3-4 day festival of astronomy at Penn State with a number of public outreach opportunities. Since I've been at Penn State, I've given planetarium shows, participated in the exoplanet discovery room, and assited with the public telescope viewing events.

  • Exploration-U, A Community Science Night (2014): A community Science Night at a local school in State College, PA.

  • AstroNight@Penn State (2014, 2015, 2016): A one night version of AstroFest at Penn State that happens yearly in October. You can read more about it here in a previous blog post (AstroNight 2013 @Penn State) and check out the video below.

Conference Organization

Contact Info

Guðmundur Kári Stefánsson
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
The Pennsylvania State University
421 Davey Lab
University Park, PA, 16802

Email: gudmundur [at] psu.edu
Twitter: @gummiks

Recent posts

09 Mar 2015 Installing a CDK24 Telescope at Penn State

06 Dec 2014 A Day in Pittsburgh

12 Nov 2014 HET trip - Results

11 Nov 2014 HET trip - day 1

01 Oct 2014 Black Moshannon State Park Observing

29 Sep 2014 HPF MLI blanket fabrication

19 Sep 2014 MLI Blankets

11 Aug 2014 HPF subsystem assembly

21 Jul 2014 Astrofest 2014

13 Jun 2014 HPF - Keeping it cool


- HPF MLI blanket fabrication

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