The Rockland Astronomy Club (RAC) has announced NEAF 2020 has been rescheduled to be held on September 12th & 13th, 2020 at the long time host location – Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY. NEAF will be held in the same format as previous shows with no changes.
NEAIC, which is devoted to all aspects of astronomical imaging,will be held on Sept 14th & 15th at the Crowne Plaza. Note: for this reschedule event only, NEAIC will follow NEAF 2020 as opposed to preceding it. This is due to scheduling difficulties with the hotel where NEAIC is held. The event will still be for two-days and will host leaders and acknowledged experts in extra solar planets, variable star, minor planets, asteroids, comets, and supernova research with the intention of fostering pro-am collaborations.
The Northeast Astro-imaging Conference (NEAIC) will kick things off with two days of seminars and displays of interest to those just getting started in astroimaging, as well as to the seasoned professional. Representatives of major imaging-products manufacturers will be on hand to show off the latest equipment and to share their expertise in person. Registered attendees receive entrance to all NEAIC daytime activities, continental breakfast and lunch both days and a two-day pass to NEAF 2020.
The mecca of amateur astronomy, NEAF 2020 provides an opportunity for thousands of people to visit with over 120 vendors who will be on hand to share their products, advice and personal assistance. The two-day event will also include the annual NEAF Solar Star Party, seminars, workshops, kid’s events, beginner sessions, door prizes, raffles and much, much more.
The kid in all of us will enjoy the NEAF 2020 Kids’ Space & Astronomy area which provides a place for kids to build models and crafts as well as play with hands-on exhibits designed to capture their imaginations. Kids can win a telescope to take home with free telescope giveaways sponsored by Astronomics, Woodland Hills Camera and Telescope, Software Bisque, and Oceanside Photo and Telescope. There will also be a Starlab Planetarium with shows playing all weekend and kids Solar viewing educational programs.
Special rates for attendees and exhibitors are available at the Crowne Plaza, (NEAIC location and closest to NEAF 2020), Suffern, NY, 845-357-4800; the Sheraton Crossroads, Mahwah, NJ, 201-529-0887; and the Courtyard Marriott, Mahwah, NJ, 201-529-5200.
All booth reservations (and patron tickets) will be honored for the September 12 & 13 2020 NEAF and September 14 & 15 NEAIC. If you are unable to attend the Sept shows, your reservations (and tickets) will be honored for the April 2021 NEAF & NEAIC (date TBA).
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Applied Surface Technologies
Astro Hutech / Borg
Astronomers without Borders
Astronomical Society of Harrisburg
Astronomy Now Magazine
Astronomy Technology Today
Astronomy To Go
Matrix Machine Tool
Meet Star Gazers
Moonlite Telescope Accessories
Solar Star Party
New Jersey Astronomical Association
New Mexico Skies
New Moon Telescopes
Oregon Observatory at Sunriver (Sunriver Nature)
Peter Scherff Meteorite Collection,
The Photonic Cleaning Technologies, LLC
Practical Astrophotography Magazine
Ramapo Challenger Center
Rockland Astronomy Club, Inc.
Shrouds by Heather
Sightron Japan In
Sky & Telescope Magazine
Springfield Telescope Makers
Starlight Instruments, LLC
Starlight Xpress Ltd.
STC Optical Filter
Summer Star Party
Telescope Support Systems
Tele Vue Optics
United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey
Unitron Italia Instruments
University Dark Sky Astronomy Consortium
USS Abraham Lincoln
Westchester Amateur Astronomers
Woodland Hills Telescopes
ZWO Co Ltd