World’s Largest Astronomy Expo
Bringing you the Universe in two exciting event-packed days, NEAF is renowned worldwide as the ultimate astronomy experience. Nowhere
else can you find so much in one place or at one time.
2015 Confirmed Speakers
• Marc Rayman, Chief Engineer for the
NASA/JPL Dawn Mission to Vesta & Ceres
• Bill Gerstenmaier, Director of NASA’s
Human Space Flight Program
• Peter Saulson, Spokesperson for the
LIGO gravity wave detection project
• Matt Penn, Chief telescope scientist,
Kitt Peak McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope
• Stephen Ramsden & Ben Jenkins,
Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
• J. Kelly Beatty,S&T Senior Editor
• Dave Eicher,Astronomy Magazine Editor
Last Year's Guest Speakers
• Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden
Planetarium and host of the TV Series Cosmos
• Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator,
New Horizons Mission to Pluto
Full Speaker Lineup >
• Matt Greenhouse, NASA Goddard
Spaceflight Center, The James
• Garik Israelyan, Astrophysicist,
EUR Northern Observatory
• Joe Rao, Meteorologist, News12
TV Personality, The 2014Comet
LINEAR Meteor Shower
• Stephen Ramsden, Director, Charlie Bates
Solar Astronomy Project, The Importance of
STEM Outreach in the Community 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,
• Dave Eicher, Astronomy,
Comets: Visitors from Deep Space
Daily Presentations & Talks >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,
• Springfield Telescope Makers,
Stellafane Convention 2013
• International Dark Sky Association,
Light Pollution Update
• Dr. Bernie Sokolowski, Beginners Class
in Telescopes close <
ProAm Conference >ProAm Conference >
Learn how to collaborate with professional astronomers and contribute to real science with a variety of ongoing research projects.
Getting Started Beginner's Classes
Kids' Space & Astronomy Activities >Kids' Space & Astronomy Activities >
Our Children's Corner provides a place for kids to learn about space and astronomy, build models and crafts, and play with hands-on exhibits designed to capture their imaginations.
• Free Telescope Giveaways through out the
weekend Sponsored by Astronomics/
Woodland Hills /Software Bisque/Oceanside
• StarLab Planetarium with shows all weekend
• Solar Viewing and Program
• The largest indoor OBSTACLE course for kids
And much more!
Amazing Raffle Prizes >Amazing Raffle Prizes > Examples 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
• Borg Mini Guide Scope Set ($500)
• Oberwerk 10.5 x 70 Ultra Series
• 15x70 Premium Binoculars ($400)
• Solar 60 Computerized Telescope ($300)
• William Optics Bino Viewers ($300)
• Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars ($70)
Plus many, many more!
Travel Public Transport, Train, etc. >
BY TRAIN (Transit Map >) From Manhattan, LaGuardia or JFK Airports:
• Take AirTrain, MTA Subway, Bus or Taxicab to Penn Station on 34th Street and Eight Avenue, Manhattan.
• Take NJ Transit 'New York Penn Station' to 'Secaucus
Junction', then change trains to 'Suffern NY'.
• From there you can catch a cab to the event.
From Newark Liberty International Airport:
Take AirTrain. You can purchase your train ticket from NJ TRANSIT Ticket Vending Machines located at the AirTrain station. Then, simply ride AirTrain to the airport rail station to board your NJ TRANSIT train to 'Secaucus Junction'. Change trains to 'Suffern NY'. From there you can catch a cab to the event.
NJ Transit Tickets & Schedules >
Use: 'TRIP PLANNER'
• Enter in Travel From: NY Penn Station (or Newark Liberty
• Enter in Travel To: Suffern Station
• Choose date of travel, time & AM/PM
• Click SUBMIT Button for train departure & arrival times.
In Suffern call taxi service for 10 minute trip from and to the train. DeborahTaxi.com 845.300.0332
NEAF is held at:
SUNY Rockland Community College
145 College Road,
Suffern, New York 10901
NEAIC is held at:
Crowne Plaza Hotel
3 Executive Boulevard,
Suffern, New York 10901
CSAF is held at:
Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center
225 New York 59, Suffern, NY 10901