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Upcoming Events

March 15, 2014
Annual RAC Dinner
Enjoy an inspiring presentation and great food with your fellow members.

April 10-11, 2014
9th Annual Northeast Astro Imaging Conference
Experience astro-imaging at it's best.

April 12-13, 2014
23rd Annual Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show America's premier astronomy expo: Be Inspired. Discover. Wonder. Learn.

July 25 - August 3, 2014
Summer Star Party 2014
Peppermint Park Camping Resort in Plainfield, MA

RAC Schedule of Events (PDF)

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NEAF 2013 Schedule of Activities (to be updated early 2014)

Saturday April 20th, 2013
9:00AM - 4:00PM Solar Star Party
9:00AM - 11:30AM Saturday Workshop: Solar imaging with Stephen Ramsden - Preregistration Required
11:00AM Welcoming Remarks by Alan Traino, Rockland Astronomy Club
with Sky & Telescope Magazine and Astronomy Magazine
11:15AM - 12:15PM Robert Naeye - S&T Editor
The Venus Transit
12:30PM - 2:00PM Stephen Ramsden - the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
Also introducing Dr. Steele Hill with NASA Goddard
2:15PM - 3:15PM Dr. Mark Clampin - NASAís James Webb Space Telescope
3:30PM - 4:30PM Dr. Joseph Liske - the European Extremely Large Telescope
4:45PM - 6:00PM Saving Hubble the movie - presented by David Gaynes
Sunday April 21st, 2013
10:00AM - 4:00PM Solar Star Party
9:00AM - 11:00AM Sunday Workshop: Tom Fields
You Can Almost Touch the Stars!
This hands-on workshop for amateurs who want to learn from scratch how to do spectroscopy. Preregistration Required
12:00PM - 12:15PM Welcoming Remarks by Alan Traino, Rockland Astronomy Club
with Sky & Telescope Magazine and Astronomy Magazine
12:15PM - 1:15PM Marni Berendsen - The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Ten Common Challenges Astronomy Clubs Face and the Keys to Solving Them
1:30PM - 3:30PM Steve Arnold and Geoff Notkin - the Discovery Channelís The Meteorite Men
3:30PM - 4:30PM David Eicher - Editor of Astronomy Magazine
Astronomyís new frontier
4:30PM Closing Remarks and Raffle Prizes