The NEAF/NEAIC 2020 is Just Around the Corner Offering Telescope Vendors from Across the Globe

Event update: The Rockland Astronomy Club (RAC) has announced they are rescheduling the NEAF event and the NEAIC imaging conference to a date to be determined later this year. Instead they will be hosting “NEAF: The Virtual Experience” on April 4. You can learn more here.

It’s time to start making plans for NEAF/NEAIC 2020! The events will again be held in at Suffern, New York just a short 30-minute drive from New York City.


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 event will be held on April 2 and 3, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Suffern. The cost to participate is $310, which includes both days of the conference, and $75 for each evening workshop.

Registration and other information about the event can be found here.


The mecca of amateur astronomy, NEAF 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 on April 4 – 5, 2019. 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 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), Suffern, NY, 845-357-4800; the Sheraton Crossroads, Mahwah, NJ, 201-529-0887; and the Courtyard Marriott, Mahwah, NJ, 201-529-5200.

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