> Children's Space & Astronomy Program of Activities
> Hourly Door Prize Giveaways
Fantastic Raffle Prizes
Some of Last Year's Prizes
> Tele Vue Delos Set of 6 Eyepieces (valued at $2,220)
> Meade 10" LX90-ACF Advanced Coma-Free w/UHTC Telescope ($2,650)
> Celestron Skyprodigy 6 Telescope ($1,000)
> Croma Tech LRGB Filter Set ($850)
> AR102 f/6.5 Doublet Achromat Refractor ($624)
> Borg Mini Guide Scope Set ($500)
> Oberwerk 10.5 x 70 Ultra Series Binocular ($400)
> 15x70 Premium Binoculars ($400)
> Solar 60 Computerized Telescope ($300)
> William Optics Bino Viewers ($300)
> Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars ($70)
Plus many, many more!
2014 Special Events
2nd Annual N-PAC Northeast Pro/Am Conference , Learn how to collaborate with professional astronomers and contribute to real science with a variety of ongoing research projects.
Book Signing with Alan Stern, The Principal Investigator on the New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Pluto advocate will be signing his book Pluto & Charon.
Solar Observing with the Charlie Bates Solar Project, A variety of Lunt solar equipment and Shelyak spectroscopic equipment will be set up for observing (weather permitting).
Live music, an amazing astro-photo display
and many more.
2014 Featured Speakers
Dr. Alan Stern,Principal Investigator,
New Horizons Mission to Pluto
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Special live Skype presentation and Q&A session by the new TV series Cosmos host
Matt Greenhouse, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center,
The James Webb Space Telescope
Joe Rao, Meteorologist, News12 TV Personality,
The 2014 Comet LINEAR Meteor Shower
Stephen Ramsden, Director, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, The Importance of STEM Outreach in theCcommunity
and a 2013-2014 Solar Activity Recap.
Monica Young, S&T, Astrophysicist,
Black Holes, Quasars, and Object G2 at the Center of the Galaxy
Dr. Richard T. Fienberg, AAS, ProAm Collaborations
Dave Eicher, Astronomy,
Comets: Visitors from Deep Space
2014 Daily Presentations & Talks
Steve Ramsden, Charlie Bates Solar Project,
Recent Solar Activity, International SUN-day & the importance of science outreach in our world.
Dr. Ken Kremer, NASA/JPL Planetary Ambassador,
Future of NASA - Orion, SpaceX, Antares & more!
Al Nagler, Optical Designer, Choosing Eyepieces
Springfield Telescope Makers, Stellafane Convention 2013
International Dark Sky Association, Light Pollution Update
Dr. Bernie Sokolowski, Beginners Class in Telescopes
Presented by RAC, Sponsored by
Saturday, April 12, 2013 - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 13, 2013 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ticket booths open 1/2 hour before show begins
$25.00 for adults (1-Day) or $45.00 for (2-Day) admission ticket. Under 16 FREE with parent.Buy Tickets Here.
FREE parking for more than 1,000 cars and RV's
Dozens of door prizes each day
Fantastic raffle prizes (see list above)
Activities for children
Amateur Telescope Making display by the Springfield Telescope Makers, Springfield, VT
Starlab planetarium shows
Special Hotel Rates:
(Request special NEAF rate when making reservations)
Crowne Plaza, (NEAIC location & closest to NEAF), Suffern, NY - 845.357.4800 ($124.00)